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Fred Chaney

Fred Chaney AO is a former Western Australian politician who, until April 2007, held the position of deputy chairman of the Australian Native Title Tribunal and is Chair of Desert Knowledge Australia and on the Board of Directors of Reconciliation Australia. Chaney was born in Perth, Western Australia and educated at the University of Western Australia. He practised law and was admitted as a ba ...

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Gary Vaynerchuk

Meet Gary Vaynerchuk, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author who is also a self-trained wine and social media expert. In high school while working at his family owned liquor store, Gary started reading The Wine Spectator and wine books. With a wealth of knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit, Gary spent every weekend of his college years at his parents' wine store. Recogniz ...

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Glenn Wheatley

Glenn Wheatly, an Australian music icon, recipient of the Advance Australia Award and inspiring speaker, relates his experiences in life and the entertainment industry with Confessions of a Rock 'n' Roll Survivor and The Keys to Business Success. ...

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Glynn Nicholas

There are not many keynote speakers in Australia who have the breadth of skills and experience as that of Glynn Nicholas. With rare personal warmth, intellectual clarity, and drawing on his 33 years as a Performer, Director and Theatre Producer, Glynn presents one of the most engaging and inspiring keynote addresses in the country. Emigrating alone at 19 to Australia from Wales, he built a ca ...

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Graeme Wood

Graeme Wood Founder and Executive Director for Wotif revolutionised the travel industry in Australia in 2000. From his simple and innovative idea, Graeme has grown Wotif Holdings into a global company with a team of over 145 employees worldwide. Graeme's background is in information technology, with more than 30 years experience in the field of information systems and software development, beg ...

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Graham Turner

A billion dollar company started by 23-year-old vets with no business experience. How did they, lead by the maverick genius of Graham Turner, make it work? Flight Centre started out as a double decker tour company conceived in a Munich beer hall in 1973. Their unconventional approach to business was carried through into the new Flight Centre operation which started in Australia in 1982. The compan ...

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Haiyan Wang

Haiyan Wang is Managing Partner of China India Institute, a research and consulting organization with a focus on creating winning global strategies that leverage the transformational rise of China and India. Haiyan is responsible for overseeing the organization's strategic direction, research and consulting focus, and all program activities. She is also a highly coveted speaker at conferences o ...

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Harvey Mackay

Harvey Mackay is author of four New York Times bestsellers. His first two books -- Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive and Beware The Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt -- have been translated into 35 languages and distributed in 80 countries. Both books were New York Times #1 bestsellers and are also listed by the Times among the top 15 inspirational business books of all time. ...

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Hayley Lewis

Hayley Lewis is remembered as the 15-year-old "girl next door" who swept to fame in 1990 by winning 5 gold medals at the Auckland Commonwealth Games. This amazing feat placed Hayley into the hearts and minds of Australian's everywhere. Over her swimming career Hayley has remained one of Australia's most consistent swimmers with success at all levels of competition including Australian Titles, Pan ...

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Jack Delosa

Jack Delosa is a Gen Y entrepreneur and investor and was recently described by Sunrise as 'The Young Aussie Millionaire That Didn't Finish Uni'. Still in his twenties his career has spanned business, media and politics. From having his company listed in the Fastest 50 Start-Ups in Australia, to raising over $5m for his personal clients and acquiring businesses with his panel of investors, Jack D ...

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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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