Change Speakers

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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Bernard Salt

Perhaps the best way to describe Bernard is that he is one of Australia's best communicators. Bernard has established an international reputation as a trend forecaster for business and government. Bernard is also a well known futurist in the marketing arena, looking at client profiles and the effect of social change on customer behaviour. His views are regularly sought by the business community and by the general media. He appears regularly on radio and television programs including Sunrise, Today Tonight, A Current Affair and 60 Minutes.

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Bernie Brookes

Bernie Brookes is a 30 year retail veteran and at 48 has significant retail experience. Bernie's experience includes leading a multi-divisional organisation during significant periods of change and re-engineering. Having worked in three states across all major divisions, he has an excellent grasp of a variety of areas of senior management. He has significant international experience. He has ...

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Bob Pritchard

You can instantly tell when someone speaks through the lens of experience. International Business guru Bob Pritchard is one of those voices. Behind the list of achievements, campaigns, launches, ventures and client recommendations you will find a passionate individual. An Australian who has impacted thousands of individuals and businesses around the globe. Bob has an incredible willingness and ...

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Bonita Norris

"Never, ever stop believing in yourself. You never know where you might end up". Bonita Norris is the youngest British woman to climb Mount Everest at just 22 years of age. Remarkably Bonita had never climbed before this challenge! She had to raise her own sponsorship, learn how to climb and entered the record books all within the space of two years. "I couldn't sleep one night and the idea hit me ...

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Brett Kelly

Brett and his team have built Kelly+Partners from scratch to be the 38th largest Accounting Firm in Australia, with a focus on assisting business owners to succeed financially. Along the way the firm has picked up various accolades including the Business Fitness Australia's Most Efficient Accounting Firm, BRW 4th Fastest Growing Accounting Firm, and the BRW Fastest Growing Accounting Firm. With m ...

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Brian Biro

Brian Biro is America's Breakthrough Coach! He is one of the nation's foremost speakers and teachers of Leadership, Possibility Thinking, Thriving on Change, and Team-Building. He has delivered over 1,200 presentations around the world over the last 20 years. A major client described Brian best when he said, "Brian Biro has the energy of a ten-year-old, the enthusiasm of a twenty-year-old, and th ...

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Brian Walker

With a comprehensive retail & franchise speaking background behind him, Brian Walker will make a house call to your next event and leave your audience enlightened, entertained and motivated. Brian's presentations are highly motivational, information-rich and very entertaining. His wealth of retail business knowledge is teamed up with his down-to-earth communication style to deliver a 'best in bu ...

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Bruce Cotterill

From starting his own computer company at the age of 22, to being the Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand of real estate giant Colliers Jardine by the age of 34, Bruce describes his career as a "vertical learning curve." Along the way, he has developed a reputation for performance, particularly in the area of taking loss-making businesses into profitability. At Colliers he led firstl ...

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Bud Taylor

Bud Taylor is an author, speaker, and consultant who focuses on organizational transformation as driven by the customer. Bud has more than 30 years of experience working in most major industry sectors with marquee clients such as Microsoft Europe, Whirlpool, Sony Electronics US, Toyota, Cardinal Health, Canadian Pacific, and the Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation. Bud has transformed organizatio ...

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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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