Celebrity Speakers

Al Gore

The world's most influential voice on climate change, an advisor to leaders in Congress, and heads of state throughout the world, Former Vice President Al Gore offers a unique perspective on national and international affairs. The 45th Vice President of the United States of America offers audiences the ultimate inside-track on the global economy and important domestic and foreign affairs issues. H ...

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Al Pacino

One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of film's greatest decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies. Born on April 25, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, Pacino's parents (Salvatore and Rose) divorced when he was young. His mother moved them into his grandparents' house. Pacino found himself ...

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Alain de Botton

Acclaimed author, journalist, broadcaster and speaker, Alain de Botton's works tackles questions of everyday life and refer both to his own experiences and ideas – and those of artists, philosophers and thinkers of the past. His work has been described as a 'philosophy of everyday life.' With a philosophical eye and his characteristic combination of wit and wisdom, Alain de Botton's humorous ...

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Alex Perry

Undoubtedly Australia's premier couturier, Alex Perry has added a new level of glamour to our fashion industry with his breathtaking gowns. The designer 'du jour' for celebrity red-carpet dressing and high society weddings, Alex Perry is at the top of his game. With his often frank, but always humorous, insights into the workings of the local and international fashion industry, Alex is a highly r ...

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Alexander Downer

Alexander Downer has earned respect all around the World as a man committed to making the World a better place and has enhanced Australia's position in the Global fraternity. His energy and passion is unsurpassed. He does not shirk the tough issues yet is driven by compassion when leading the World's response to events that have catastrophic effects on ordinary people. A gifted orator with a wonde ...

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Alyssa-Jane Cook

Alyssa-Jane Cook is one of Australia's most respected actors and personalities. While her first love will always be pure acting roles, she is also an accomplished television host, two credits not usually found residing comfortably in the one performer. Alyssa-Jane has appeared in such Australian television drama series as Sons & Daughters, A Country Practice, E-Street and Home and Away and has b ...

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Amanda Keller

Amanda offers corporate clients unique options in regard to Hosting events, corporate debating and after dinner speaking. Her career sets her apart as one of the few woman who have managed to smash the "glass ceiling" in the media and entertainment industry, and her insights and experiences offer the corporate market options in the area of staff development and training. . ...

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Amber Petty

Amber Petty has interviewed high profiled stars from stage, screen, sport and the arts. From red carpets to behind the scenes, in bedrooms, on beaches, in limos and shopping malls, in Australia and overseas, Amber's special blend of 'natural' on-air style, combined with an incredibly quick wit, proved her ability to tackle the most complex of television environments, from interviews with internati ...

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Amy Erbacher

Prior to working exclusively for Fox 8, Amy presented for Fox Sports, hosted the sports based show "Chilly Factor" and was a presenter on "Spin", which was a youth lifestyle show. Amy has also worked with a number of charities such as Breast Cancer Awareness Week, the Starlight Foundation, the Shepherds Centre and the Children's Variety Club. Amy is a qualified Aesthetician- a specialist in the s ...

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Andrew Bayly

Andrew Bayly is an actor with an MBA. He consults to many leading companies in the areas of leadership, strategic communication, influence and behavioural change. He keeps up to date with scientific research into the brain and human behaviour, to assist his clients to achieve more themselves, and to be more engaging and more influential. Andrew's meetings are highly interactive. Andrew is a hig ...

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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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