Master of Ceremonies Speakers

Chris Reason

Chris Reason will present Sunday Sunrise in 2004 after a year that saw him successfully battle cancer for a second time before returning to his television career. His new role will also see him reporting for Seven News, making Chris one of the Network's longest-serving and most experienced journalists. He has been reporting for Seven for more than a decade and his travels have given him unique, fi ...

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Christine Kininmonth

Christine is best known as a panelist on ABC TV's The New Inventors, hosted by James O'Loghlin. However as the inventor for the Belly Belt, a maternity wear solution, Christine is also a successful inventor and business woman in her own right. She is now a much sought after as a speaker and mentor for people starting up businesses and she speaks frankly, humorously and confidently on her experienc ...

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Claire Hooper

Claire Hooper is best known across Australia for her role as a Team Captain on Network TEN's Good News Week but now Sydney-siders can also hear her each weekday morning as co-host of Mix 106.5's The Brighter Side of Breakfast with Dr Andrew Rochford. ...

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Clint Paddison

Clint Paddison is one of Australia's finest stand-up comedians. Admired for his fresh and intelligent style of stand up comedy, Clint is a regular at all of the major comedy venues in the country. As a corporate entertainer or MC, Clint can deliver high-quality, clean humour to major events. Clint has dozens of satisfied clients including The Australian Wallabies, Pizza Hut and BP. ...

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Colin James

Colin is a world class keynote and conference speaker and facilitator, bringing a fresh, challenging approach to topics as diverse as Adaptive Leadership, Managing in Chaos, The Change Game, Influencing Anyone Every Time amongst a host of others. For the past 23 years Colin has worked all over the world as a Speaker, Facilitator and Workshop Leader for some of the world's leading organisations. H ...

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Corinne Grant

Corinne is an accomplished stand-up, MC, presenter, writer and broadcaster and has performed both nationally and internationally.In addition to her years on Rove Live and The Glasshouse, she has appeared on everything from Spicks and Specks to Dancing With The Stars to Good News Week.She has co-hosted successful national radio shows, performed countless solo live shows and appeared everywhere from ...

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Craig Foster

Craig Foster is one of Australia's most well known and well respected footballing identities. He achieved on-field success in both England and Australia before moving into the media as an expert commentator and analyst. Today, he remains a valuable member of SBS' weekly football forum The World Game and is a regular commentator for the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup Final matches. He also formed ...

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Craig Hutchison

In eight years covering sport, Craig has developed his own unique style to sports reporting and is a popular and recognisable figure amongst the Australian public. Craig's speciality is football, however during his tenure with Channel 7 and formerly Channel 10 Craig has become accustomed to reporting on numerous sporting events. He has a good sense of humour and can either be the Master of Ceremon ...

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Craig Reucassel

Craig Reucassel is an Australian writer and comedian who is best known for his work with The Chaser.

Craig and a group of satirical comedians founded The Chaser newspaper, which led to a number of ABC TV Chaser programs including The Election Chaser, CNNNN, The Chaser’s War on Everything, Yes We Canberra and The Hamster Wheel. Most recently he’s appeared on ABC in The Chaser’s Media Circus, The Chaser’s Election Desk and the current series of satirical consumer affairs show The Checkout.

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Curtis Stone

Curtis is a 'young gun' Australian Chef, classically trained in London under the legendary Marco Pierre White. He is the face of a new generation of Chefs. Curtis is an author and presenter of the globally successful cooking/lifestyle program, 'Surfing the Menu', and has one of America's most popular reality/cooking shows titled, 'Take Home Chef'. His success in the US has been phenomenal, with Pe ...

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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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