Celebrity Speakers

Craig Hamilton

Instead of covering the Sydney Olympics Craig was confined to a padded cell in a mental institution and later diagnosed as suffering bipolar disorder. This catastrophe not only denied Craig his place at the Games, it almost ruined his career and turned his role as devoted husband and father into a living hell. From his initial shocking breakdown to his gradual and eventual recovery, Craig sifts ...

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Craig Hutchison

In eight years covering sport, Craig has developed his own unique style to sports reporting and is a popular and recognisable figure amongst the Australian public. Craig's speciality is football, however during his tenure with Channel 7 and formerly Channel 10 Craig has become accustomed to reporting on numerous sporting events. He has a good sense of humour and can either be the Master of Ceremon ...

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Curtis Stone

Curtis is a 'young gun' Australian Chef, classically trained in London under the legendary Marco Pierre White. He is the face of a new generation of Chefs. Curtis is an author and presenter of the globally successful cooking/lifestyle program, 'Surfing the Menu', and has one of America's most popular reality/cooking shows titled, 'Take Home Chef'. His success in the US has been phenomenal, with Pe ...

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Damien Fleming

Damien is an ex Aussie Test Cricket player who played in the 1999 World Cup Victory Match. He's an inspirational, motivating and entertaining speaker who addresses issues such as leadership, team work, mentoring & communication. ...

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Dan Crowley

Former undercover Cop and Detective Dan Crowley was working undercover in the drug squad while playing with the Wallabies. Dan is an Author, Rugby commentator and host for the Seven Network, a Key note speaker, MC, Radio presenter and host. ...

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Dan Gregory

Dan Gregory is a Behavioral Researcher & Strategist. An author, educator, and social commentator, he is the President and CEO of The Impossible Institute, an innovation and engagement think-tank founded to make what's not... possible! Dan's specialization is behavior and belief systems - our drives, our motives, the things that make us buy and the things that make us buy ... ...

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Daniel MacPherson

If you need a dynamic and confident MC Actor Daniel MacPherson has the media and event experience you need. From Gala dinners to product launches Daniel can handle it all. Daniels acting has taken him across the globe and back. From his debut in Neighbours, to Londons West End, back to Melbourne to shows such as Good Morning Australia, City Homicide and Dancing with the Stars. ...

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Dannielle Miller

Dannielle Miller, a thought leader and expert in girls' self-esteem and body image, started out her career as a teacher and then quickly became a major innovator in education and student welfare. She was responsible for the curriculum, staffing and quality of learning of the English faculty of a dual-campus high school. Dannielle was named NSW Entrepreneur of the Year and was deemed the country's ...

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Darren Palmer

A designer, writer and speaker, and known for his stylish and classic interior designs, Darren Palmer is an established and well-regarded member of the design community. Darren has a range of experience, having studied fine art and originally starting his career in advertising and owning his own graphic design company. After succumbing to his true passion, Darren now operates his interior des ...

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Dave Hughes

Dave Hughes is one of Australia's most impressive stand-up comedians, a rare beast in that every other comedian in Australia is only too ready to sing his praises. A natural and un-mistakably Australian comic, Dave's laconic style thinly disguises one of the fastest comic minds this country has ever seen. ...

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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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