Economics Business Speakers

Jim Bright

Jim Bright is Professor of Career Development and an Organizational Psychologist specializing in personal and corporate change processes. He has worked with many leading organizations around the world and with his colleague Robert Pryor, has pioneered the application of chaos and complexity theory to career development and organisational change. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal artic ...

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Jim Soorley

Jim Soorley was born in northern NSW in 1951. He was educated at the local primary school and then as a boarder at Woodlawn, outside of Lismore, run by the Marist Fathers. After completing high school, Jim went to Sydney to train at the Marist Seminary at Hunter's Hill and was ordained as a Marist priest in 1976. While at the seminary he studied at Macquarie University, graduating with a Bachelor ...

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Jing Ulrich

Jing Ulrich is J.P. Morgan's Managing Director and Chairman of China Equities and Commodities. She is leading the expansion of J.P. Morgan's China equity business both in China and worldwide as well as developing business opportunities that arise from China's demand for commodities. Jing is one of the most prominent advisors to the world's largest asset management companies, pension and sovereign ...

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Joe Studwell

Joe was based in Hong Kong from 1990 to 1993 and in Beijing from 1993 to 2000. In the course of the 1990s he wrote or co-wrote 10 books on China under the EIU imprint. These include the best-sellers Unlocking China: A Key to Investment Regions, Multinationals in China: Winners and Losers and Operating in China: a Survivor's Manual. His book, The China Dream: the Quest for the Greatest Untapped Mar ...

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John Caslione

John A. Caslione is an expert on business globalization and China's economy. John appears as a guest speaker for CNBC Europe on its "Squawk Box" and "Morning Exchange" programs where he speaks on critical issues in developing global business and China. John Caslione serves as director and advisor for a number of companies in the USA, Europe and Asia. These companies provide financial investme ...

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John Dwyer

John is renowned as being one of Australia's foremost business marketeers. His sales-stimulating marketing ideas for businesses both small and large, have blown the lid off conventional marketing thinking. He subscribes to the theory that one's marketing should have 'wow factor' and this mantra is obvious in everything he does. In the early 80's, John organised the famous 2SM radio station Rockt ...

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John Hewson

Former Liberal Party leader, financial and economic expert. Dr John Hewson is a leading authority on economics and finance with experience in academia, business, government, media and financial systems. John has worked as an economist for the Australian Treasury (Census and Statistics), The Reserve Bank and executive director of Macquarie Bank. ...

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John Howard

John Howard's leadership, determination and vision are hallmarks of a career navigated during an era of unprecedented prosperity and change. As prime minister of Australia for four terms, John Howard provided a global approach to leadership. He delivered economic vision and strategies for international security that raised Australia's profile on the world stage while gaining the respect and gratit ...

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John Izzo

John Izzo consults and advises some of the most admired companies in the world, teaches at major universities, conducts leading edge research on workplace values, and has spoken to more than one million people across the globe, from Brazil to Russia, from New York to London. He is a leading business strategy expert, a best-selling author, a community leader, and an avid conservationist. John has ...

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John Maher

John was the manager in Bendigo of a large Life Insurance company when he was involved in a horrific car crash. In that crash he received life threatening injuries, and from those injuries, he was classed as unemployable at age 42.
Thankfully John had Income Protection, and this became his and his family’s financial saviour for the next 16 years.

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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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