Generations Speakers

Adam Smith

Adam is an expert commentator and consultant specialising in partnership development and network building in and around schools. Adam is a Board Member of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), regular Education Analyst for Channel 10's 'The Project' and a contributor for the Australian Financial Review. As former CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians and Education Foundatio ...

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Alex Sion

As President of banking phenomenon Moven, Alex Sion is set to change the banking world as we know it, impacting every aspect of the way in which banks operate and interact with their customers. As an advisor on digital strategory and disruption to global financial leaders such as HSBC, Citi, Bank of Montreal, Bank of Scotland and Barclays, Alex is one of the leading voices in the financial servic ...

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Anders Sorman-Nilsson

ANDERS SÖRMAN-NILSSON is a global futurist and innovation strategist who helps leaders decode trends, decipher what’s next and turn provocative questions into proactive strategies. With an average of 240 international travel days a year, Anders’ view is that the future and the now are converging in a city or start-up near you, giving the curious, the creative and the courageous a competitive and sustainable edge. At the same time, that same future contains fearsome forecasts for futurephobes.

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Ashley Fell

Ashley Fell is a social researcher, TEDx speaker and Head of Communications at the internationally recognised McCrindle. As a trends analyst and media commentator she understands how to effectively communicate across diverse audiences. From her experience in managing media relations, social media platforms and content creation, Ashley advises on how to achieve cut through in message-saturated times.

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Chris Cormack

Chris has extensive experience in the creation of appropriate strategic and well-executed advertising and collateral material. Over the years Chris has managed a diversity of media on behalf of clients including, direct mail, email marketing, information memoranda, prospectuses, annual reports, web development and radio and TV commercials targeting the Baby Boomer market. ...

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Danielle Di-Masi

Digital behaviour expert Danielle Di-Masi is an international leader in the art of seamless communications in the electronic age. She specialises in integrating the latest digital innovations with the nuances of how we communicate today. Whether someone is fully digitally #engaged or just connects occasionally, Danielle’s message resonates: Your digital self matters. A Stevie Award-winn ...

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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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Eric Chester

Eric Chester is the premier expert on school-to-work transition and the emerging workforce. As a former teacher and coach-turned motivational speaker for millions of students, Eric soon became a highly sought after speaker for hundreds of leading companies that needed to know how to manage and motivate post-Generation X'ers. Eric is the Founder and CEO of a speaking, consulting, and training fir ...

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Gretel Killeen

Most commonly known as the host of the phenomenally successful television program Big Brother, Gretel Killeen is also a best-selling international author of nineteen books and winner of the 2001 MO Award for Best Female Comic. On television she featured as a 'Beauty' on Beauty and the Beast and appeared as Ray Martin's wife for three years in the cult classic A Town Like Dallas (The Midday Show). ...

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Hugh Evans

Young Australian of the Year. Hugh is a key leader behind the successful Make Poverty History campaign and ran the Make Poverty History concert and Zero Seven Campaign. With his passion for helping serve the world's poor, the abject poverty he was exposed to strengthened Hugh's resolve to make a difference to those struggling for survival in the developing world. Hugh is a keynote speaker and has ...

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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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