Celebrity Speakers

Dave O'Neil

Dave O'Neil's friendly, easy going manner has made him one of Australia's popular and versatile comics. In his eighteen years on the Australian comedy scene, Dave has worked extensively in radio, television, film, print media and on the live circuit. Dave is without doubt one of the most popular and versatile performers in the country. His observational humour and genuine humility have made him ...

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David Koch

David is the resident Business and Finance expert for the Seven and Prime TV Networks, co-host of Channel Seven's Sunrise program as well as other Channel Seven programs including prime time hit "Where Are They Now" and "Business Builders". David has also published a number of best selling books on finance as well as his hugely successful "Kochie Best Jokes" books. His specialty is speaking on suc ...

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David Reyne

As co-host of Network Ten's 9AM WITH DAVID & KIM, David brings over 20 years experience as travel reporter, writer, actor and musician to an exciting program of interviews, information and entertainment. He is also a much in demand newspaper and magazine columnist, celebrity speaker and master of ceremonies. ...

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David Speers

David Speers is one of Australia's leading political journalists. As Sky News Australia's Political Editor he hosts "PM Agenda" each weekday and regularly 'The Nation' each week. David regularly interviews key political and industry figures at home and abroad. He hosted the only election leaders' debates at the last two federal elections and has hosted many state election debates. David scored a ...

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David Suzuki

Passionate environmentalist, scientist and media figure, David is a world leader in sustainable ecology and has received consistent international acclaim and award for his work. He has produced a number of fascinating television series, and authored more than 30 publications. David's self titled Foundation aims to protect the planet by collaborating with a range of research, business, governments ...

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Deborah Hutton

Deborah Hutton first appeared on the cover of Australian Cosmopolitan, aged 16. Since then, Deborah has become one of the most recognisable and best-known personalities of modern Australia. Her modelling career, begun while still at school, led to top international contracts in Germany, Italy, and New York, here she worked with the world's top models and photographers. For more than 10 years Deborah represented the Myer Grace Bros Department store group as their national ambassador and spokesperson and hosted a variety of corporate functions, VIP nights and seminars.

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Deborah Knight

Deborah Knight is one of the rare talents in the Australian media, successfully combining a Network Presenting role with reporting, and live coverage, of some of the biggest national and international news stories. Her ability to quickly grasp new subject matter is reflected in her varied roles at the national broadcaster, from rural reporting, to Triple J, and hosting the prestigious AM and Break ...

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Deborah Thomas

Deborah Thomas is Editorial Director of The Australian Women's Weekly, the iconic magazine that boasts the highest readership in Australian publishing and, per capita, in the world. She has been at the helm of 'The Weekly' – now in its 75th year – for nine years. Kerry Packer appointed her Editor in 1999 before promoting her to Editor-in Chief in 2000 and Editorial Director in 2005. ...

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Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra has revolutionised our understanding of the meaning of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. With this short series of very special engagements he will inspire, enlighten and give you the tools to transform your life. Following the teachings as explored in his latest book Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul, Dr Chopra will show you, first hand, how to improve y ...

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Delta Goodrem

Her story is fascinating. Her chart statistics are impressive. Her music's even better. At just 26 Delta Goodrem is the Artist of the Decade in Australia having sold more albums in the last ten years than any other artist in Australia both local and international artists included. Delta's debut Innocent Eyes is one of only a handful of albums to sell over a million copies in Australia. A pianist s ...

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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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