Facilitation Speakers

Every industry faces challenges, especially when it comes to transformation. Ovations’ Facilitation Speakers are world-class experts, helping teams and institutions take the lead in setting industry standards. From digital experts to AI strategists, respected career journalists, motivation strategists, change facilitators, transition moderators and many others, Ovations helps teams facilitate change and empower growth.

Jon Bird

Jon Bird has over three decades experience in retail marketing communications, starting as a copywriter and Creative Director and progressing to agency management. Jon was a founding partner of IdeaWorks, Australia's leading specialist retail marketing agency. Jon has also held the role of Director of Retail Marketing at M&C Saatchi, working across Australia, NZ and US markets. Jon currently CEO a ...

Kathy Rozmeta

Kathy has held one of the largest and encompassing training roles in the world. She was the Global Manager for learning and development for Coca Cola across eighteen countries in Europe and Asia Pacific. As well as being an expert in all the emotional intelligence and brain dominance models, due to her role she is also well versed in organisational development and culture. ...

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 ...

Lyndey Milan

Lyndey Milan is one of Australia's most enthusiastic communicators on food, wine and lifestyle. A lecturer in wine appreciation, cooking demonstrator and hospitality lecturer, her particular field of expertise is in the matching of food and wine. Former food editor of Australian Women's Weekly, and co-host of 'Fresh' with Geoff Jansz, she combines her indepth knowledge of food and wine with insigh ...

Madeleine Morris

Madeleine Morris is well-known to television audiences as ABC News Breakfast's finance presenter and newsreader. She has been with the flagship breakfast show since 2019, a time which has included covering multiple budget, financial and economic news and reporting on the financial impacts of the pandemic, the people it affects, and now our way through to the other side.

She is an experienced MC and panel facilitator, having MC’d for organisations including Google Europe, London’s National Theatre, the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, the Urban Development Institute and hosting the first National Family Violence summit in Australia, amongst others.

Matt Newell

Matt Newell is a customer experience innovator who works with companies like Shoes of Prey. He is the recent recipient of two major awards ‘Store Design of the Year’ at the World Retail Awards in Paris and ‘Emerging Agency of the Year’. Matt’s keynotes and workshops on retail strategy, innovation, trends, human insights and marketing are interactive, insightful and entertaining. He speaks with a depth of knowledge that empowers his audience to revisit their way of thinking and challenge their current assumptions.

Michael Elphick

Michael Elphick is a mediator, facilitator and consultant to independent and Catholic systemic schools as well as individual schools and university colleges. Michael has also worked across a variety of sectors including government, health, aged care, education, corrections, law, and community services. Michael currently teaches in the College of Global Studies Arcadia University, Philadelphia U. ...

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, ...

Mike Tomalaris

Mike Tomalaris is one of the longest-serving members of the SBS Sports team having worked on many international events such as the 1992 & 1996 European Football Championships and the 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup tournaments. He has since developed a love affair with cycling and is now the network's face of the two-wheeled sport. His passion for cycling developed when he was seconded ...

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