Franchise Speakers

Alexander (Sandy) Moore

Alexander (Sandy) Moore is considered one of the foremost experts and speakers on Franchising and Real Estate in the Asian Region. After a number of years in leisure and QSR management for two multi-national companies in Australia, Sandy made a sea change to the world of Real Estate in 1989 and joined Australasia's largest Franchise Real Estate firm LJ Hooker. As resident in Bangalore India ...

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Amos Bush

Amos began his own independant automotive retailer in 1970. Years later he decided that in order to challenge the larger retail chains, he would need to join forces with other independant retailers. In August 1985 the Autobarn cooperative was formed with nine members and eleven stores, with a combined turnover of just around $11,500,000. By 1990, the co-operative grew to 28 member stores. At that ...

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Andrew Morello

It's refreshing to find a successful face in business involved in day to day business and brand expansion. Winning the first season of The Apprentice Australia has set Andrew "Morello" well on this path. It was clear to see that Morello put the summation of his life, learning and impeccable work ethic into the series. Willing to "walk the talk" and standing behind his values he won the hearts and ...

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Barry Bull

A multi award-winning retailer, Barry Bull founded Toombul Music, was one of Australia's largest independent music retailers. Legendary for using celebrity appearances of people like Cliff Richards to pack his stores and the Malls. It's not every day that people get to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. But for Barry Bull, working with celebrities is like a walk in the park. Barry is a respec ...

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Bob Pritchard

You can instantly tell when someone speaks through the lens of experience. International Business guru Bob Pritchard is one of those voices. Behind the list of achievements, campaigns, launches, ventures and client recommendations you will find a passionate individual. An Australian who has impacted thousands of individuals and businesses around the globe. Bob has an incredible willingness and ...

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Brad Sugars

Brad Sugars is a world-renowned Australian entrepreneur, author and business coach who has helped more than a million clients around the world find business and personal success. His main company, Action International, started from humble beginnings in the back bedroom of a suburban home in 1993 when Brad started teaching business owners how to grow their sales and marketing results. Now Actio ...

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Diana Williams

Diana Williams established the first Fernwood Women's Health Club in Bendigo, Victoria in 1989, when she recognised a need for women to have their own special space - a sanctuary, to enjoy regular exercise to reach their health, fitness and wellbeing goals. With the first franchise opening in 1994, there are now 65 franchisees across Australia with a further 23 clubs due to open by June 2006.Tod ...

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Don Meij

Don Meij has been in the pizza business for over 17 years. Starting as a delivery driver for Silvio's Pizza while studying to be a High School Teacher, he fell in love with the pizza industry and took up a Store Managers Position. Since then Don has moved his way through becoming an owner in the Master Franchise to CEO/COO. Following his appointment Domino's Pizza Australia & New Zealand has lifte ...

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Eve Ash

Eve Ash is one of Australia's most successful producers of training films, television and multimedia packages. Eve was a national winner of the Telstra Businesswomen's awards for Business Owner, as well as winning over 130 international awards for creativity and excellence. Eve trained and worked as a psychologist, and is now a published author and popular public speaker. Her book Rewrite Your Lif ...

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Iven Frangi

Iven has a background in psychology and is a graduate in marketing. In sales he has been a qualifying member of the "Million Dollar Round Table" and as the youngest regional manager at Australia's fastest growing Life Insurance Company looked after over 50 branches and a team with production in excess of $15 million annually.

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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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