Master of Ceremonies Speakers

Aaron Pedersen

Aaron Pedersen moved into acting after initially training as a journalist at the ABC in Melbourne. His television credits include Wildside, Water Rats, MDA, Territorians, Grassroots, Queen of Hearts, Black Jack and The Secret Life of Us. Aaron's film credits include Dead Heart, Saturday Night, Dark Love Story, Grange, Unfinished Business, Mimi, Mirror Images and De-Evolution. Aaron is an Arrern ...

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Adam Hills

Adam Hills is one of Australia's most talented and best-travelled comedians. His positive, energetic comedy and rampant spontaneity have won him universal acclaim, rave reviews and a swag of awards throughout Australia, Great Britain, Ireland and Europe. Although he spends half of his year in the UK, Adam still manages to pop up on Rove [Live], The Fat and The Glass House regularly as well as host ...

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Adam Rozenbachs

Adam Rozenbachs is one of Australia's most sought after comedy writers and stand-up comedians. He has appeared on Spicks & Specks, Rove Live, the Comedy Channel and radio station Nova 100. His ability to work in small, darkened spaces with little or no water has allowed him to be a staff writer for Before the Game, Spicks & Specks, Skithouse, Comedy Inc. and The Big Bite. ...

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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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Amanda Keller

Amanda offers corporate clients unique options in regard to Hosting events, corporate debating and after dinner speaking. Her career sets her apart as one of the few woman who have managed to smash the "glass ceiling" in the media and entertainment industry, and her insights and experiences offer the corporate market options in the area of staff development and training. . ...

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Amber Petty

Amber Petty has interviewed high profiled stars from stage, screen, sport and the arts. From red carpets to behind the scenes, in bedrooms, on beaches, in limos and shopping malls, in Australia and overseas, Amber's special blend of 'natural' on-air style, combined with an incredibly quick wit, proved her ability to tackle the most complex of television environments, from interviews with internati ...

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Amy Erbacher

Prior to working exclusively for Fox 8, Amy presented for Fox Sports, hosted the sports based show "Chilly Factor" and was a presenter on "Spin", which was a youth lifestyle show. Amy has also worked with a number of charities such as Breast Cancer Awareness Week, the Starlight Foundation, the Shepherds Centre and the Children's Variety Club. Amy is a qualified Aesthetician- a specialist in the s ...

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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 Daddo

Mention the Daddo surname and it regularly receives a warm welcome around Australia. Andrew Daddo has been constant talent on television, stage and film for more than a decade. Also adding writer and accomplished author to the list with over 18 books to his name and regular column in the Sunday Herald. If you ask Andrew about himself he might tell you he is a fisherman (hopeless), golfer (woef ...

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Andrew Denton

By the end of its first season, 'Enough Rope' proved itself to be intelligent, provocative, must-see TV. Every Monday evening, one million viewers tuned in to see Andrew Denton conduct fascinating interviews with an eclectic range of individuals that included celebrities, politicians, activists, artists and unsung 'ordinary' people with their own compelling stories to tell. He has an uncanny knack ...

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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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