Facilitation Moderator Speakers

Ellen Fanning

In her 20 years as a journalist, Ellen Fanning has reported from locations as diverse as the North Pole, the White House, an airline refuelling fighter jets over Bosnia and a Collins Class submarine deep in the Indian Ocean. Currently the host of The Observer Effect on SBS Sunday evenings, Ellen has served as the ABC's Washington correspondent, a reporter on 60 Minutes and was the last presenter ...

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Jason Fox

Dr Jason Fox is a motivation strategy & design expert who shows forward thinking leaders how to influence work culture, drive progress and build for the future of work. A big part of Jason’s work involves unpacking the latest trends and developments in work culture and gamification – removing the hype and adding the science to make work work. His adventures include working with t ...

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JayJay

From Australia to Japan, USA to India, Jay Jay is fast becoming one of the most in-demand entertainers and emcees on the corporate market today. His ability to walk into a room and engage any type of audience is amazing to see. He mixes in his skill as a magician, comedian and even pickpocket to get audiences engaging and interacting with each other. Having worked with the biggest brands, ov ...

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Jean Kittson

Jean Kittson is a popular comedy chameleon. Able to turn her skill and wit to a myriad of corporate events. Jean is a experienced MC, keynote speaker, panelist, facilitator and debate candidate. She has an extraordinary ability to draw on her talent as a performer and writer and channel it into any corporate, government or community arena. Jean is a familiar face and easily recognisable from h ...

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Jenny Brockie

Jenny Brockie is one of Australia's most experienced and respected broadcasters and television documentary makers. Jenny currently hosts Insight on SBS TV, where she facilitates a lively discussion each week involving more than 50 people. In 1992 she won the coveted Gold Walkley Award for excellence in journalism for her ground-breaking documentary Cop It Sweet about Sydney's Redfern police. She h ...

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Jo Pearson

Jo's experience as a speaker, live television interviewer, media trainer and presentation skills specialist brings credibility, professionalism and humour to conferences and events. A television newsreader and journalist for more than a decade, Jo has empowered thousands of corporate clients through entertaining and dynamic media and communication skills presentations and workshops. Jo adds a dist ...

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John Sautelle

John helps leaders and teams use brain science to achieve high performance and create the culture they want. John is a highly skilled facilitator, presenter and trainer. He is also a professional mediator with extensive experience in conflict resolution. John brings to our clients a deep understanding of their needs and the challenges they face in today's rapidly changing world. He works side by ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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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