CEOs Entrepreneurs Speakers

Doug Daft

Doug Daft, 60, the former high school maths teacher from Cessnock who became one of the highest-paid Australian executives in history, stepped down from the helm of the world's biggest soft drink group, The Coca-Cola Company, in 2004. Doug, who joined Coca-Cola at 26 as a planning officer in Sydney, was the first non-American to lead Coke and part of a small club of Australian executives to have l ...

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Douglas Kruger

When you want your organisation to thrive, when you want your brand to become iconic, when you insist on owning your industry, there is no alternative: Douglas Kruger helps you to position yourself so that the business comes to you. He is an internationally renowned speaker and business author, who is passionate about growing brands, equipping sales teams and creating thought-leaders. Dougl ...

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Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson is a prominent figure in business, fashion, film and television. She oversees one of the most well-known, and expanding, brand names in apparel and women's fashion. Elle is a hugely successful businesswoman and talks with charm, wit and ability on her incredible life story, business success and motivation. ...

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Emily Simpson

Emily was pregnant and wanted to buy a black bra. Horrified by the "sexless scaffolding" that was on offer, she started Full Bloom in 1994 to provide "Beautiful underwear for women at their most beautiful". After three years of trading in stores throughout Australia, they changed course and have now become a thriving mail order service ...

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Eric Ries

Eric Ries is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology and the author of the popular entrepreneurship blog Startup Lessons Learned. He previously co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer of IMVU. BusinessWeek named Ries one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech and he was honored with a TechFellow award in the category of Engineering Leadership. He serves on the advisory board of a ...

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Erik Wahl

Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized graffiti artist, best selling author and entrepreneur. Erik redefines the term 'keynote speaker'. Pulling from his history as both a businessman and an artist, he has grown to become one of the most sought-after corporate speakers available today. Erik's on-stage painting seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor to the core of his message, encouraging organi ...

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Erin Brockovich

It was not long after Erin started to work at a law firm that some medical records she found in a file on a pro bono real estate case piqued her curiosity. After getting permission from the firm's principal, Ed Masry, she began to look into the matter. Erin's solo investigation eventually established that the health of countless people who lived in and around Hinkley, California in the 1960's, 70 ...

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Eve Ash

Eve Ash is one of Australia's most successful producers of training films, television and multimedia packages. Eve was a national winner of the Telstra Businesswomen's awards for Business Owner, as well as winning over 130 international awards for creativity and excellence. Eve trained and worked as a psychologist, and is now a published author and popular public speaker. Her book Rewrite Your Lif ...

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Fiona Bendall

Fi is Westpac / AFR 2015 100 Women of Influence and an expert and pioneer in digital strategy and one of Australia’s most respected thought leaders in the digital space. With over 20 years experience in the digital / tech sector over three continents; Fi has a depth of understanding unique to Australia.

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Fraser Doherty

Fraser Doherty is the founder of SuperJam, the 100% fruit jam company. He started the company at the age of fourteen, using his Gran's recipes. Since then, SuperJam has grown to supply over 2,000 supermarkets around the world, selling millions of jars along the way. SuperJam has been entered into the National Museum of Scotland as an 'Iconic Scottish Brand', has won over 20 innovation awards and ...

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A massive thank you to you both for all your assistance from selecting to co-ordinating the speakers for our annual ProLoan conference. Feedback was that this year’s speakers where the best they had EVER heard at ANY event. So this is pretty amazing, because they do go to a lot of sessions like these.

Director of Network Relationships - Proloan (aust) pty ltd

Again this year you and your team have been fantastic and extremely helpful.  In regards to you Sharm, you have been an absolute star and phenomenal help with our speakers and presenters, a great communicator, wealth of knowledge and so prompt with responding and looking at ways to cater to our needs.

Event Manager Fitness Australia

I would recommend, without hesitation, the services of Jane Rowland Smith and Ovations. Jane answered a last minute call to arrange a guest speaker for our principals. Nothing was too much effort, all was arranged within hours, and went very smoothly. The guest speaker was exactly what we required and our brief was followed. Thank you Jane and the team at Ovations.

Executive Director of Schools Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

All aspects of the process has always gone seamlessly with Ovations and we will continue to seek your assistance for the awards in the coming years.

Thank you again, your help has meant that our Awards are very professional and extremely well received by our members and guests.

Executive Assistant BSCAA NSW Division

Jane, I personally want to thank you for all of your support, advice, patience and all round kindness that you have given me over the last 3 or so years.  This event would not have been as successful without the valuable MC’s you have recommended and the support you provided me when it all just seemed too hard

Shona Dilley – Smart School Awards, Department of Education
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