Celebrity Speakers

Anna Gare

Anna Gare is recognised as one of the most popular female chefs on Australia's Life Style Food Channel. She has recently featured in three consecutive series of the very successful 'The Best in Australia' program, co-starring with celebrity chefs Ben O'Donoghue and Darren Simpson. Her work in television cooking shows has allowed Anna to combine her natural flair as a performer with her passion for ...

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Anne Fulwood

Anne Fulwood made her mark as one of Australian television's best-known and most respected journalists. Now she operates her own media consultancy company and is one of Australia's most sought-after corporate hosts and facilitators. ...

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Anne McKevitt

Anne McKevitt has left an indelible mark on the face of television in the UK and in some 22 countries across the globe having created an unparalleled connection with people around the world. Coming from humble beginnings in rural Scotland, her accomplishments as a designer, television pioneer, author and businesswomen established her as a most respected and admired public figure. Today in her role ...

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Anthony Koutoufides

Anthony Koutoufides is perfectly suited to speak about his experiences playing AFL finals football and the high pressure leading up to that one day in September. Anthony is best known as an Aussie Rules player at the Carlton Football Club where he was the captain from 2004 to 2006. He made his debut at Carlton FC the age of 19 in 1992 and became a Premiership player in 1995. Today Anthony perfor ...

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Anthony Morgan

Anthony Morgan has been working as a stand up comic since 1982. His distinctly individual style of stand up made him something of a favourite on the Melbourne scene, earning him a curious respect and increasingly large following.
Anthony has taken his conversational stand up to every city in Australia, to London, Manchester and to the Edinburgh Festival twice. Anthony's stand up seeks to come ...

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Antonia Kidman

Presenter Antonia Kidman is one of Australia's most recognisable faces, having successfully carved out a career as a television reporter and presenter over the past decade. ...

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Ash London

Coming from the depths of Melbourne's music world, Ash London is bringing a stack of industry knowledge and of course, that fabulous smile to The Loop on Channel Eleven. With previous experience in radio as a writer and interviewer, Ash lists some of her favourite music memories as dancing to Joy Division with The Wombats, and discussing colonics with MGMT. Ouch. This passion for travel and musi ...

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Axle Whitehead

With his stylish charisma and cheeky charm Axle Whitehead hosts Video Hits which includes feature interviews each week, and occasionally co-host music guests. ...

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Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls, the youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest at only 23, has a natural talent for communicating and entertaining which has made him a popular personality in his own right. He is not only one of the youngest motivational speakers on the international business circuit but is a keen environmentalist and an author; one of Bear's books, Facing Up soared into the best seller list and has sold ...

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Belinda Green

Belinda Green is one of Australia's most recognisable faces. Having begun her modelling career in 1972, she went on to win the coveted title of Miss World before continuing her modelling career in Europe and the United States. Now a sought-after media personality and public relations specialist, her down-to-earth approach facilitates the learning skills to cope in a high-pressure modern business e ...

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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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