Economics Business Speakers

David Koch

David is the resident Business and Finance expert for the Seven and Prime TV Networks, co-host of Channel Seven's Sunrise program as well as other Channel Seven programs including prime time hit "Where Are They Now" and "Business Builders". David has also published a number of best selling books on finance as well as his hugely successful "Kochie Best Jokes" books. His specialty is speaking on suc ...

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David Murray AO

David Murray AO spent 39 years at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) holding the role of Chief Executive Officer from 1992 until his retirement in 2005. Mr Murray has substantial experience in the finance and banking sector and considerable knowledge of financial markets. He also has strong corporate governance credentials having guided CBA through a number of major changes, including priv ...

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David Rumbens

David is a macroeconomist specialising in retail forecasts, labour market analysis, project investment and government program reviews. His expertise includes economic modelling of consumer demand and retail sales, monitoring and analysis of trends in investment, and studies of regional economies. David is the author of Retail Forecasts, a subscription based publication providing a detailed analy ...

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David Thomas

In a volatile and uncertain world, only two predictions can be made with any confidence. Firstly, China’s economy will double in size in the next 10 years and, secondly, China’s middle class will double from 300m to at least 600m people by 2030. These two facts alone place China firmly in the driving seat of global growth in the next decade, an opportunity for investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders which can’t be ignored.

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Dominic Thurbon

Dominic's expertise when coupled together with his accessible and engaging style make him a powerful and provocative speaker, capable of shifting the mindsets of even the most seasoned executives, educators and staff. Covering a range of issues from exciting collaborative technologies, to the role of business process innovation and knowledge management in building a culture of collaboration, Domin ...

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Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott is one of the world's leading authorities on innovation, media and the economic and social impact of technology. Don has given more than 400 keynote speeches over the past five years. Don was named one of the 50 most influential living management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. Don has authored or co-authored 14 widely read books about information technology in business and soci ...

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Don Watson

Don Watson, Paul Keating's former speechwriter and author of several best selling books including Death Sentence and Weasel Words has been a popular speaker on the use of language in the business world for some years now. He continues to entertain and teach on the importance of language which actually means something and in the last several years has addressed audiences from the financial, legal ...

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Donald Trump

One of the world's most recognisable and colorful figures, Donald Trump is the entrepreneur's entrepreneur. Indomitable: Donald Trump is a big, bold thinker who's known his share of success and failure. He's been down – but never out. His astonishing comeback in the '90s amazed the business world. His name is synonymous with some of the most spectacular real estate in the world. Trump remains ...

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Effie Zahos

Effie Zahos is one of Australia’s leading personal finance commentators with more than two decades of experience in consumer finance topics including banking, finance and property.

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Emmanuel Daniel

Emmanuel Daniel is the founder of The Asian Banker. He is Managing Director and Editor-In-Chief of the Company he founded in September 1996, and has led it to become the leading research, publication and consultancy company in the Asia Pacific financial services community with a strong reputation worldwide. Emmanuel travels widely and is sought after as a commentator on the financial services ind ...

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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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