Retail Speakers

A.K Pradeep

Dr. Pradeep, author of The Buying Brain, is the founder of the world's leader company in the fast-growing neuromarketing research field. Before this he was the founder and managing parter of a privately-held California company specialising in governance consulting, and customising and applying GE best practices to multiple industry sectors. He is also the founder of a company formed to provide ...

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Alex Allwood

Alex Allwood is regarded as one of Australia’s leading authorities on customer experience. An engaging speaker and presenter, Alex’s customised conference keynotes, seminar presentations and workshops are described as ‘powerful, inspiring and actionable’.

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Alex Sion

As President of banking phenomenon Moven, Alex Sion is set to change the banking world as we know it, impacting every aspect of the way in which banks operate and interact with their customers. As an advisor on digital strategory and disruption to global financial leaders such as HSBC, Citi, Bank of Montreal, Bank of Scotland and Barclays, Alex is one of the leading voices in the financial servic ...

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Amos Bush

Amos began his own independant automotive retailer in 1970. Years later he decided that in order to challenge the larger retail chains, he would need to join forces with other independant retailers. In August 1985 the Autobarn cooperative was formed with nine members and eleven stores, with a combined turnover of just around $11,500,000. By 1990, the co-operative grew to 28 member stores. At that ...

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Barry Bull

A multi award-winning retailer, Barry Bull founded Toombul Music, was one of Australia's largest independent music retailers. Legendary for using celebrity appearances of people like Cliff Richards to pack his stores and the Malls. It's not every day that people get to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. But for Barry Bull, working with celebrities is like a walk in the park. Barry is a respec ...

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Bernie Brookes

Bernie Brookes is a 30 year retail veteran and at 48 has significant retail experience. Bernie's experience includes leading a multi-divisional organisation during significant periods of change and re-engineering. Having worked in three states across all major divisions, he has an excellent grasp of a variety of areas of senior management. He has significant international experience. He has ...

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Billy Tucker

Billy Tucker is the past CEO of Cudo Australia and was the Chairman of Cudo New Zealand. Previously Billy worked for Microsoft where he helped launch the Xbox business in London, before leading the Bing Search business across Asia. Most recently he ran Consumer strategy and Business Development for Microsoft here in Australia. Billy served on the Board of the Internet Industry Association from 3 y ...

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Brian Walker

With a comprehensive retail & franchise speaking background behind him, Brian Walker will make a house call to your next event and leave your audience enlightened, entertained and motivated. Brian's presentations are highly motivational, information-rich and very entertaining. His wealth of retail business knowledge is teamed up with his down-to-earth communication style to deliver a 'best in bu ...

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Carla Zampatti

Carla Zampatti is Executive Chairman of Carla Zampatti Pty Limited and Chairman of the SBS Corporation. She also holds Directorships with the Westfield Group and McDonald's Australia, is a Trustee of the Sydney Theatre Company Foundation Trust, and is a Board Member of the Australian Multicultural Foundation. What an outstanding achievement and recognition to her skills in management, philanthrop ...

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Carolyn Creswell

Carolyn Creswell, Carman's Fine Foods founder and managing director, is a role model for Australians who have always wanted to take the plunge on that great business idea or opportunity. Carolyn has single handedly grown her business from handmaking muesli for a few Melbourne cafes and delis, to a multinational company, spanning 21 countries and turning over more than $10 million annually. It' ...

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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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