Master of Ceremonies Speakers

Bill Potter

An ability to generate ideas and a talent for addressing the issues that affect both personal growth and business dynamics has built a strong demand for the inimitable style of Bill Potter at conferences and Seminars in New Zealand and internationally. As both an MC and keynote speaker, he packs a very powerful challenge that demands a response from those who hear his message. ...

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Billy Brownless

Loveable larrikin Billy Brownless has been entertaining sports fans since he first pulled on the blue hoops of Geelong. Billy Brownless pursues an active media career with involvement on high profile programs such as Channel 9's The Footy Show and Sunday Footy Show, as well as commentary and hosting on Sports AFL programs. He is also a presenter on Melbourne's SEN radio station. ...

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Billy Slater

The future of rugby league is in good hands with players like Billy Slater in the game. The Queensland excitement machine has been a revelation since he debuted for Melbourne, literally taking the NRL by storm. After a short time in the top grade, Slater has emerged as one of the brightest stars of the competition, with his electrifying pace and sublime footwork making him a standout of the Queens ...

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Brad Manuel

Brad Manuel is one of the funniest and most creative entertainers you are likely to see, a world class comedian and magician rolled into one... A double whammy of interactive verbal and visual comedy! Brad's shows feature his original "Mess With Your Head" magic, blended with a style of Interactive Comedy you have to see to believe, which together deliver a truly unique experience that has been ...

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Brendan Moar

Brendan Moar loves his job. As one of Australia's best television presenters he brings to his on screen work a diverse professional background including photography, writing, acting and landscape architecture. This diversity gives his work on The LifeStyle Channel's series Home, Moar Gardening and now Dry Spell Gardening an edge that is obvious in every episode. ...

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Brendon Julian

Former test cricketer Brendon Julian is set for the match of his life as a presenter on Getaway. The all-rounder from Western Australia retired from the game in 1999 to concentrate on his television career. He has been a presenter on the travel program Postcards WA and Just Add Water, a water sports and activity program. Born in Hamilton, New Zealand, he moved with his family to Port Hedland in ...

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Brennon Dowrick

Brennon Dowrick is an Ex pommel horse Olympian. With every presentation Brennon brings his pommel horse and does a display at the end which always goes down as the most memorable part of each conference. His talk does have a humorous element as he discusses on how hard it is to be taken seriously as a man in tights, although when you see the strength and balance involved in the routines it is awes ...

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Brett Rutledge

Brett Rutledge is taking the entertainment scene by storm with his astonishing repertoire of more than 200, on-the-money characterizations of some of the world's best-known celebrities. Laugh with Billy Connolly, learn to be Elvis, play games with Julian Clary, battle Darth Vader in a light sabre duel, sing along with Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison, Dean Martin, Joe Cocker, Louis Armstrong, Frank Spenc ...

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Bruce Hancock

Marathon man, coach, trainer, adventurer, facilitator and actor - that's Bruce Hancock all rolled into one. Bruce has run 12 Marathons and Two Ultra Marathons and is always on the lookout for a challenge. Bruce, a New Zealander, has been actively involved in Performance Psychology, Training and Development, and the Hospitality and Wellness industry for the past 19 years, in New Zealand, Australia ...

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Bruce Paige

Highly-regarded television presenter Bruce Paige joined Channel Nine Queensland in 1985 and spent 19 years presenting Nine News. Paige commenced his long media career in Maryborough in 1966 working at radio station 4MB, before moving to Wide Bay television three years later. He then worked for the fABC for almost 15 years – starting on 4th January, 1971, the same day Sesame Street hit Au ...

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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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