Leadership 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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Alistair Mant

Alistair Mant is an international authority on leadership development and executive talent identification. His books include The Experienced Manager (which won the Institute of Management's "Bowie Medal"), The Rise & Fall of the British Manager, Bismarck to Bullock - Conversations about Political & Industrial Contrasts in Britain & Germany, The Dynamics of Management Education, and Leaders We Dese ...

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Allen Pathmarajah

Allen J Pathmarajah is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Singapore. He has extensive experience in Financial Services, Industry and Management Consultancy in England, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia. He was for over 22 years with the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Group (OCBC). Initially for over 10 years (May 1 ...

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Allie Mooney

Allison Mooney is an international inspirational conference speaker and trainer. A business owner who combines business knowledge and anecdotal life experience in her presentations and training sessions. Allison's communication skills have seen her develop as a popular and high demand presenter of seminars. She first came to be noticed when Ansett New Zealand (Airline) first set up their opera ...

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Alvin Law

Alvin's story is about real-life challenge and triumph and is one that is impossible to forget. Alvin Law, (CSP, HoF) can be hard to define. It seems obvious when you see him, but when you experience his program, something indescribable takes place. He has no arms, so you think his program must be yet another example of someone overcoming a handicap. But ask Alvin and he'd say it's that very p ...

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Amanda Gore

Amanda Gore is a catalyst for change. Using the science of the heart, the principles of emotional intelligence, and neuroscience Amanda helps business leaders achieve the results they need by getting people engaged in, enthusiastic about and aligned with corporate goals and vision. Amanda explores the mind-body connection to inspire people to lead, work and live more effectively through emotional ...

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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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Andrea Slattery

Andrea, a visionary thinker in financial services and superannuation, offers compelling insights into corporate strategies, leadership and cross industry transformation. In conjunction with her Board appointments and involvement in innovation, technology and human resources, she focuses on how businesses can most effectively engage with their customers and clients via multi-channel and new age service models.

Starting her career in accounting and academia, for the past 14 years, as Founder, Managing Director and CEO of the SMSF Association, Andrea has built a national and international reputation as a prime mover in building Australia’s superannuation and retirement income systems to be the third best in the world.

She is recognised as a thought leader in Australia’s Superannuation and Finance Service sectors and is the face and voice of SMSF. Andrea is significantly involved in the Finance and SMSF sectors, building integrity, best practice standards for advice, education, and advocacy through her participation in and membership of a range of advisory committees to Government, Treasury and the Regulators.Andrea was awarded ‘Woman of the Year’ – Money Management | Super Review, Australian Women in Financial Services Awards 2014.

As the face of the SMSF Industry she has a significant experience speaking to CEOs and industry leaders and is a commanding on-stage presence.

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Andrew Bayly

Andrew Bayly is an actor with an MBA. He consults to many leading companies in the areas of leadership, strategic communication, influence and behavioural change. He keeps up to date with scientific research into the brain and human behaviour, to assist his clients to achieve more themselves, and to be more engaging and more influential. Andrew's meetings are highly interactive. Andrew is a hig ...

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Andrew Bryant

If you are having a conference, company event, sales meeting or leadership retreat, you need someone who can engage, inspire and share practical take-aways that impact how individuals and teams can be more productive. Andrew Bryant is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and has spent over 25 years working in the field of human performance and is a sought after Executive Coach and Leadership Tr ...

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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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