Celebrity Speakers

Chris Brown

Dr Chris Brown is one of Australia's most popular tv vets. Chris's knowledge of animals is as much instinctive as it is taught. Chris was spotted by an agent in a pub telling stories over a few beers in a pub in Mosman, Sydney. A screen test with Seven Network was the result and two weeks later Chris was seen featured on Channel 7's 'Harry's Practice' and his own series 'Bondi Vet'. Chris is auth ...

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Chris Masters

Chris Masters retains the record of the longest serving reporter on Australia's longest running public affairs television program, Four Corners. Between 1983 and 2008 he made over 100 reports for the national broadcasters flagship program, many of them well remembered and some of them nation shaping. The Big League in 1983 triggered the Street Royal Commission and reforms to judicial accountabilit ...

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Chris Reason

Chris Reason will present Sunday Sunrise in 2004 after a year that saw him successfully battle cancer for a second time before returning to his television career. His new role will also see him reporting for Seven News, making Chris one of the Network's longest-serving and most experienced journalists. He has been reporting for Seven for more than a decade and his travels have given him unique, fi ...

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Christine Nixon

Christine Nixon is the head of the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority, an authority created to rebuild communities following Victoria's devastating bushfires of February 2009. Prior to this appointment she was the 19th Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, the first woman to become a police commissioner in Australia. Nixon was a police officer for over thirty years and prio ...

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Christine Kininmonth

Christine is best known as a panelist on ABC TV's The New Inventors, hosted by James O'Loghlin. However as the inventor for the Belly Belt, a maternity wear solution, Christine is also a successful inventor and business woman in her own right. She is now a much sought after as a speaker and mentor for people starting up businesses and she speaks frankly, humorously and confidently on her experienc ...

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Claire Hooper

Claire Hooper is best known across Australia for her role as a Team Captain on Network TEN's Good News Week but now Sydney-siders can also hear her each weekday morning as co-host of Mix 106.5's The Brighter Side of Breakfast with Dr Andrew Rochford. ...

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Claudia Schiffer

Claudia Schiffer has established herself as one of the biggest names in fashion and beauty in the world. Discovered in a disco in Hamburg at 17, Claudia shot to success almost immediately as the face of the highly published and iconic 'Guess Jeans' campaigns of the early 90's. Paul Marciano said in E! Forbes Top 15 Supermodel Beauties Who Made Bank, "The Guess name became really much more known a ...

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Commando Steve Willis

Commando Steve is a highly qualified and inspirational fitness coach and athlete, who served within the Australian Special Forces, where he was a counter-terrorism team commander. He has been one of the elite team of trainers on The Biggest Loser since series two. When he is not filming he is coaching CrossFit, a training system in which he specialises. Steve trains and lives in Kogarah with his w ...

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Corinne Grant

Corinne is an accomplished stand-up, MC, presenter, writer and broadcaster and has performed both nationally and internationally.In addition to her years on Rove Live and The Glasshouse, she has appeared on everything from Spicks and Specks to Dancing With The Stars to Good News Week.She has co-hosted successful national radio shows, performed countless solo live shows and appeared everywhere from ...

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Craig Foster

Craig Foster is one of Australia's most well known and well respected footballing identities. He achieved on-field success in both England and Australia before moving into the media as an expert commentator and analyst. Today, he remains a valuable member of SBS' weekly football forum The World Game and is a regular commentator for the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup Final matches. He also formed ...

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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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