Celebrity Speakers

Carmel Travers

With a media career spanning thirty years, Carmel Travers has become a familiar face and voice for radio and television audiences across Australia. Formerly a journalist with the ABC, and foreign correspondent based in East Africa, Carmel became best known to audiences as the producer and presenter of the science and technology television series, Beyond 2000. She has produced hundreds of hours of ...

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Caroline West

Dr Caroline West is one of Australia’s best-known media doctors. Her credits as a TV presenter and producer include Beyond Tomorrow, Good Medicine, Beyond 2000, 60 minutes, Sex/Life, Living Longer, Everybody and George Negus Tonight and Guide to the Good Life. She is the GP expert for ninemsn and has written regularly for the Sun Herald and Australian Doctor. ...

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Carrie Bickmore

Carrie Bickmore is the laughing man's newsreader, unafraid to laugh at herself or the weirdness that can often be headline news. Currently a presenter on Network Ten's The Project (formerly The 7PM Project), Carrie was for many years the voice behind the weekday news on Melbourne's Nova 100, nominated for Best News Presenter at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards, and winning the award, with R ...

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Catriona Rowntree

"Australia's Most Travelled Woman", that's the title earned by Catriona Rowntree after more than 16 years at the helm of Australia's favourite travel show Getaway on Channel Nine. Catriona celebrated her 10 years on Getaway by publishing 'Catriona's Australia: 100 of my favourite Aussie locations' through JDP. In addition to her TV roles, Catriona has been able to utilise her passion for Community ...

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Charley Boorman

Charley Boorman is an English actor and adventurer from Wimbledon, London. He took time off from movie work for various motorcycling adventures. Charley, along with long time friend Ewen McGregor embarked on a journey taking part in Long Way Down, a trip from John o' Groats in Scotland, to Cape Town, South Africa. This was first televised on BBC2. During this initial programme, it became public ...

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Charlie Pickering

Charlie is a political junkie, former lawyer and the voice of his generation as a regular team captain for Generation X on Network Ten's new quiz show Talkin' 'bout Your Generation. Until April 2014 Charlie was on our screens as co-host of The 7PM Project where the days news is dissected, digested and re-constitued by some of Australia's funniest and smartest. ...

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Chester Williams

Chester Williams is perhaps the most popular of all the Springboks, winning fans on the field with his high work rate and off the field through his work in development rugby. He has become an inspiration to rugby players in the under-privileged areas of South Africa. Quiet and modest by nature, Williams is an ideal role model. He was a key player in South Africa's campaign to capture the 2001 Rug ...

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Chloe Maxwell

With her glossy raven locks, almond green eyes and enviable bone structure, it seemed inevitable Chloe Maxwell would launch her career as a model. What was less predictable was the versatility that would follow as she flirted between acting, television presenting, radio hosting and endorsing some of Australia most-loved brands. Well known for her relaxed on-air demeanour and ever-increasing popul ...

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Chris Badenoch

Known as the hat wearing beer merchant, Chris was one of the constant favourites to take out the title of MasterChef Australia Series 1 and was well regarded by the judges, industry and viewers for his technical cooking ability, food knowledge and clinical approach. While slightly off beat, unconventional and irreverent, tattooed and be-hatted, Chris is very entertaining and always memorable! ...

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Chris Bath

Chris kicked off the new millennium with one of the biggest Master of Ceremonies gigs in the world, centre stage at the Sydney Olympics. When she's not speaking to 90 thousand people in sporting arenas, Chris anchors news for Australia's Seven Network. A fantastic MC with a professional, down to earth and witty style. Also very capable of facilitating more serious topical debates due to her experi ...

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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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