Corporate Culture Speakers

Mike McEvoy

Mike is the Director of Melbourne Playback, and has been working as a facilitator and actor with the company for 9 years. In that time he has delivered over 350 experiential training sessions and performances for a range of organisations across the community, corporate and education sectors. These include Anglicare, EACH, Inner South Community Health, Melbourne Business School, Qantas, NAB, CAE, ...

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Neryl East

Dr Neryl East is a former Olympic announcer, TV reporter and government crisis manager who weaves tales from the trenches into powerful gems to make you stand out – for all the right reasons.

Neryl shows leaders and teams how to accelerate success and avoid costly reputation mistakes – building credibility and influence along the way.

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Nigel Marsh

Nigel's first book "Fat, Forty and Fired" was described by influential business magazine BRW as "one of the best books of 2005". Translated into a number of languages and published around the world it is currently being developed into a feature film. Disarmingly honest Nigel speaks from direct personal experience, giving his views on how to get the best out of business, life and those around you. ...

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Penny Burke

Once the director of Australia’s largest advertising agency and responsible for iconic campaigns such as Pro Hart’s ‘Stainmaster Carpet’ and the ‘Not Happy Jan’ campaign, Penny’s vision is indelibly stamped into the DNA of Australian advertising. As the director of her own marketing communications firm, Penny works with multinationals, SMEs and at all levels of Government as an expert consultant and speaker. Her keynotes are compelling, witty and backed up by rigorous research and case studies.

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Peter Bush

Peter had a long and successful career in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, commencing with Johnson & Johnson out of university. He held senior roles with many leading companies including, S. C. Johnson, Foote Cone Belding, Reckitt & Coleman, Ampol/Caltex and Arnotts and was CEO of AGB McNair Schwarzkopf, and McDonald's. He also set up his own successful consulting business attracting a rich list of blu ...

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Peter Sheahan

Founder & Group CEO of Karrikins Group, Peter Sheahan is known internationally for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership. With staff in more than 23 cities across 7 countries, he knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in these rapidly-changing times. Peter has advised leaders from companies as diverse as Apple, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Hyundai, IBM, Pfizer, Well ...

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Philip Owens

Philip Owens brings together the ‘human dimension' of success behaviours and high performance in business, sport, relationships and life. Globally sought after for his pragmatic, informed and entertaining approach, Philip demonstrates the principles of global leadership success through the human lens of individuals, teams and organisations. He brings his unique world view and experience to ...

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Phill Nosworthy

Phill Nosworthy is an executive advisor, social impact strategist and speaker in the areas of the future of work, career acceleration, personal mastery and modern leadership.

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Richard Sauerman

The largest source of organisational value is the Intangible Value - values, personality, trust, reputation, loyalty, commitment, ideas, strategy. These are your intangibles and Richard trades in this currency. His work is about unleashing the full left and right brain potential - as a business, as a brand, as a team, as an individual. His brand is Wake up Tiger - which is a humanistic brand that ...

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Robert Kirby

Robert has over 20 years of experience in managing and leading multi-national companies in Europe and Asia. Because of his unique Leadership Style and his passion toward Total Quality and Service Excellence, a number of organisations under his leadership received awards on Quality Excellence, People Development Excellence and Service Excellence. In his previous life as a Hotel General Manager, Rob ...

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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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