Master of Ceremonies Speakers

Dave O'Neil

Dave O'Neil's friendly, easy going manner has made him one of Australia's popular and versatile comics. In his eighteen years on the Australian comedy scene, Dave has worked extensively in radio, television, film, print media and on the live circuit. Dave is without doubt one of the most popular and versatile performers in the country. His observational humour and genuine humility have made him ...


David Callan

David Callan is an actor, comedian and writer... but more interestingly an actual former ASIO spy with links to international espionage! In the ten years since he left the world of espionage, David has found a home in the entertainment industry, where his versatility and enthusiasm have made him one of the most sought after performers in Australia. He has made a name for himself on the stand-up co ...


David Koch

David is the resident Business and Finance expert for the Seven and Prime TV Networks, co-host of Channel Seven's Sunrise program as well as other Channel Seven programs including prime time hit "Where Are They Now" and "Business Builders". David has also published a number of best selling books on finance as well as his hugely successful "Kochie Best Jokes" books. His specialty is speaking on suc ...


David Koutsoukis

David Koutsoukis is a recognised thought leader and skilled practitioner in the area of leading and managing people. He has spent more than 20 years exploring the art and science of leadership - from his early working life as an outdoor adventure and leadership instructor, through team leader and management roles, to his time now as a leadership speaker, coach and consultant. David's core message ...


David Lawrence

Masquerading as a keynote speaker at a "serious" industry conference or MCing an awards night, this comedy duo is well known for quickly spinning industry specific information into memorable material. They will strategically and comically incorporate the key messages into the presentation in order to meet the clients objectives. ...


David Lennie

David Lennie is a master of communication and a comedy specialist. His ability to research, write and perform for any audience is the culmination of 20 years of study, creative development and application in fields as diverse as sales, training and theatrical production. ...


David Malek

David has worked internationally in film and television, and has created some of the biggest roles in musical theatre. In London's West End he played the roles in Les Miserables, Aspects of Love, Cats and starred opposite Dawn French in Side by Side. As a Presenter and Master of Ceremonies, David Malek has made his mark in Australia. David has acted as master of ceremonies for numerous gala dinne ...


David Rendall

David Rendall has the rather unusual title of speaker, leadership professor, stand-up comedian and endurance athlete. During the last fifteen years he has spoken to audiences throughout the United States, South America, Africa and Australia on Leadership, Business, Teamwork, Personal Development, Education, Happiness. Prior to becoming a professor and speaker, David managed a nonprofit enterpri ...


David Reyne

As co-host of Network Ten's 9AM WITH DAVID & KIM, David brings over 20 years experience as travel reporter, writer, actor and musician to an exciting program of interviews, information and entertainment. He is also a much in demand newspaper and magazine columnist, celebrity speaker and master of ceremonies. ...


David Smiedt

Described by Adam Hills, host of ABC TV's Spicks and Specks and three time Perrier Award nominee, as 'a living breathing joke machine', David Smiedt has been delighting audiences around the country with his brand of warm, inclusive comedy for over five years. A regular on television shows such as Mornings with Kerri-Ann and having appeared on Stand Up Australia, he is the author of six humorous bo ...


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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