Economics/Business Speakers

In today's competitive environment, understanding your industry at a micro level can help avoid macro level disappointment. Ovations’ Economics and Business Speakers lead the globe's competition, out-innovating the rest. From Noble Prize winners in economics to superannuation strategists, their expertise and acumen help businesses avoid learning things the hard way. Find your expert here.

Kivi Bernhard

Often described as an amalgamation of 'Crocodile Dundee' and 'Jerry McGuire with a yarmulke,' Kivi is a riveting and captivating orator. Using the hunting habits and techniques of the African leopard, perhaps the most successful feline predator on earth, Kivi draws metaphors of personal and corporate leadership, trust and success that will leave you spellbound. Inspired by his passion for Africa, ...

Kjell Nordstrom

In the world of sober-suited business thinkers, Dr Kjell Nordstrom stands out for his passionate belief that in today's turbulent environment the old tried and tested methods no longer apply. Amid the madness and hyperbole surrounding the new economy, Dr. Kjell A. Nordstrom is a guru of the new world of business. The 2005 Thinkers 50, the world's first ranking of management thinkers, ranked Nordst ...

Klauss Schmidt-Hebbel

After twelve years at the World Bank, as senior economist and principal economist, Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel - one of most regarded economists internationally- joined the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development as Chief Economist, where he was also the Director of the Economics Department simultaneously. ...

Laura Jayes

Laura Jayes has been a journalist and broadcaster for almost two decades. She hosts Am Agenda on Sky News - the channel's highest rating day time program, committed to politics, current affairs and challenging debates. 

Laura has covered every leadership challenge and election since 2010. She's covered the biggest breaking news stories in the world - Brexit live from London, the Queensland floods, the war in Afghanistan from Kabul, Kandahar and Tarin Kowt, Donald Trumps' election win and inauguration in Washington, the US Mid Terms and the death of Queens Elizabeth (to name a few). She is also one of the only journalists to be granted access to Nauru to report on the Australian funded detention centres. 

Leigh Radford

Leigh Radford is the current National Editor of ABC Rural. Leigh joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) as a trainee rural reporter, serving at regional stations in Victoria and South Australia. He has worked at ABC regional stations in Horsham, Sale and Port Pirie and was the Executive Producer of ABC Rural programs in South Australia. For almost 15 years Leigh was the voice of t ...

Leo Schofield

Leo Schofield's former appointments include: Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, Director of the Sydney Festival, Artistic Director of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Arts Festival and Paralympic Arts Festival, and Artistic Director of the Sydney New Years Eve celebrations. Prior this he spent 25 years in the advertising and communications industry. He was Creative Dir ...

Leonard Brody

Are you looking for a business speaker who speaks from current experience, not theory? Someone who has access to some of the best company and consumer research on the globe? Someone who can tie it all together in a compelling and relevant presentation specific to your event? Leonard Brody is one of our most successful speakers.

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