Celebrity Speakers

Aaron Fa’Aoso

Aaron Fa’Aoso is best known for his appearances in ABC’s BLACK COMEDY, which was nominated for Most Outstanding Comedy Program at the 2015 Logies and won an AACTA for Best Direction. Aaron will next be seen in the new Nine Network drama series, HYDE & SEEK and Ivan Sen’s feature, GOLDSTONE which is opening the 2016 Sydney Film Festival. He first came to prominence in 2004 with his performance as ‘Eddie’ in the critically-acclaimed SBS mini-series, R.A.N., for which he received nominations for an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama and a LOGIE Award for Most Outstanding New Talent.

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Abigail E. Disney

Abigail E. Disney is a formidable force: a social activist filmmaker, humanitarian, philanthropist, wife and mother. Idealistic and politically aware, Abigail has emerged from the shadow of her famous surname to produce works of humanitarian triumph. Using the power of documentary, Abigail is re-writing the history books by bringing to life the untold stories of modern warfare. film-making career ...

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Adam Elliot

Adam Elliot is not only an Academy Award (TM) winning Animator, but also one of Australia's funniest, unique and most refreshing corporate speakers and entertainers. Adam has given his inspiring and motivating presentations to hundreds of groups all over the world. From the giants at Google and Apple to a bunch of hairdressers in Borneo, his anecdotes are timeless and extremely popular with a dive ...

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Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist, is a retired Australian international cricketer. As an aggressive left-handed batsman and record-breaking wicket-keeper, he re-defined the role for the Australian national team. Adam is an entertaining and motivating speaker who regularly addresses both corporate and sporting functions. His presentations address topics such as team-building and goal-setting and include a humor ...

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Adam Hills

Adam Hills is one of Australia's most talented and best-travelled comedians. His positive, energetic comedy and rampant spontaneity have won him universal acclaim, rave reviews and a swag of awards throughout Australia, Great Britain, Ireland and Europe. Although he spends half of his year in the UK, Adam still manages to pop up on Rove [Live], The Fat and The Glass House regularly as well as host ...

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Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw, an Australian lawyer and the 2010 winner of the second series of MasterChef Australia, defeating student Callum Hann in the final. Liaw was a young prodigy, completing year 11 at just 14 years old, enrolling in university at 16 and becoming a lawyer at 21; but there seemed little doubt that Liaw's world would eventually centre around cooking. "I first remember cooking when I was eight ...

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Adam Rozenbachs

Adam Rozenbachs is one of Australia's most sought after comedy writers and stand-up comedians. He has appeared on Spicks & Specks, Rove Live, the Comedy Channel and radio station Nova 100. His ability to work in small, darkened spaces with little or no water has allowed him to be a staff writer for Before the Game, Spicks & Specks, Skithouse, Comedy Inc. and The Big Bite. ...

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Adrian Richardson

Adrian has a simple philosophy with his food, which he calls "modern Mediterranean" - use the freshest ingredients and keep it simple. Adrian is so passionate about his food that he ripens his own avocados and tomatoes, makes his own pasta daily, ages his beef on the bone and uses mushrooms that have only been picked hours before arriving at his restaurant. Adrian has released his first book MEAT ...

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Adriano Zumbo

Adriano Zumbo is no ordinary patissier. His creations elicit admiration from critics and the public alike and for good reason; they're unique in concept and execution – quite simply, you won't find anything else quite like it in Australia. This country boy's first taste of the sweet life was raiding the lollies and cake mix from his parent's Coonamble supermarket. In his pursuit of masteri ...

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Ajay Rochester

A celebrated comic, presenter, writer and role model, Ajay Rochester is the perfect all-rounder. As the lauded author of Confessions of a Reformed Dieter, Blubberguts and The Lazy Girl's Guide to Losing Weight, the mother of one has been a major contributor to the current revolution in healthy eating and exercise. ...

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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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