Celebrity Speakers

Ovations offers a wide range of renowned and respected Celebrity Speakers that include entertainers, TV personalities, film actors, Academy Award winners, sports figures, authors, comedians, celebrity chefs and more. Celebrity speakers provide high-profile, prestigious entertainment—perfect for memorable events that aim to exceed expectations. Ideal for Live and Virtual Events, Presentations and Keynote Speeches. Bring the stars and watch your guests shine.

Jody Rigby

Horticulturist Jody Rigby started her love of the outdoors and successful career in horticulture with a 4-year apprenticeship in parks and Gardens at Padstow Tafe in Sydney where she came first in her class. During this time she also obtained both her bobcat and forklift licence and completed a night course in permaculture. As her trade course came to an end she was screen tested for Channel ni ...

Joel Gilmore

Joel Gilmore received a PhD in physics from the University of Queensland in 2007 where he was researching models of biological systems such as vision and photosynthesis. During that time, he founded the UQ Physics Demo Troupe, a group of performers who travel Australia doing science shows and workshops. He now works full time as a science communicator at the University of Queensland promoting scie ...

Johanna Griggs

Channel Seven mega-personality, face of the Olympic coverage, Better Homes and Gardens, Sportsworld, you name it. The former world ranked backstroker was one of Australia's youngest Commonwealth Games swimmers winning medals at the Auckland Commonwealth Games and Perth World Championships. After retiring, Johanna joined the Channel 7 network in 1993 and has since become one of Australia's most pop ...

John (Sam) Newman

Sam Newman is possibly Australia's most well known football personality. After years of amazing exposure on Channel 9 Melbourne's "Footy Show", Sam as the star has increased his profile to incredible proportions. It would be no exaggeration to say that Sam's personality on the show has helped lift the interest in Australian Rules football throughout this country. ...

John Blackman

John Blackman is one of those rare talents who possess the energy and professionalism to have enjoyed success in two careers - radio and television. He also has the acumen to triumph in many other media-related ventures. His radio and television experience spans almost 30 years. John's well-known voice has been described as "gentlemanly, sardonic, resonant and glib" and his humour as "droll, spon ...

John Cleese

Fans of comedy will instantly recognize Comic Icon John Cleese: a co-founder of the groundbreaking and influential British television comedy Monty Python's Flying Circus, Cleese later went on to further success on British television, playing beleagured hotelier Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers. Cleese has continued his acting career, with recurring roles in the popular Harry Potter film series and th ...

John Hanrahan

John Hanrahan is one of Australia's most experienced business journalists. His journalism experience in newspapers, radio and television includes seven years as a reporter/producer on The Small Business Show. In early 2003 he produced, wrote and directed a business documentary, Breaking Through, for SkyNews, which followed three Australian IT companies to the world's biggest trade show, CeBIT, i ...

John Howard

John Howard's leadership, determination and vision are hallmarks of a career navigated during an era of unprecedented prosperity and change. As prime minister of Australia for four terms, John Howard provided a global approach to leadership. He delivered economic vision and strategies for international security that raised Australia's profile on the world stage while gaining the respect and gratit ...

John McEnroe

John McEnroe embodies the American spirit. His relentless pursuit of perfection, combined with a technical mastery honed through years of competition, has made him a popular champion and tennis legend.

He won his first Grand Slam singles title in 1979 when he captured the first of four U.S. Open Championships. In 1981, he took the first of his three Wimbledon singles titles, becoming the youngest #1 ranked male in the history of professional tennis. With seven grand slam singles championships and ten grand slam doubles championships, McEnroe is still considered one of the greatest players of the game.

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