Social Responsibility Speakers

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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Alex Steffen

Writer Alex Steffen, known as one of the world's leading green futurists and a pioneering thinker on global sustainability, is also that rare kind of speaker who can lead his specialized field, yet explain his ideas to the rest of us in accessible, fun and inspiring ways. Steffen's optimistic, solutions-focused talks have wowed hundreds of audiences around the world with their combination of pract ...

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Andrew Winston

Andrew Winston is a highly respected and dynamic speaker, reaching audiences of thousands and acting as a practical evangelist on how to navigate and profit from the world's biggest environmental and social challenges. A globally recognised writer and adviser on sustainable business - Andrew has advised some of the world's leading companies, including Bank of America, Bayer, Boeing, Bridgestone, H ...

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Anne Lise Kjaer

Anne Lise Kjaer specialises in future trends and their impact on tomorrow's consumer behaviour and needs. She is renowned as a motivational keynote speaker and her inspiring presentations communicate concepts in a stimulating and engaging format. In Anne Lise's view, the future is about vision, not just some place we go. To create scenarios we must understand the mindsets and values of the people ...

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Belinda Green

Belinda Green is one of Australia's most recognisable faces. Having begun her modelling career in 1972, she went on to win the coveted title of Miss World before continuing her modelling career in Europe and the United States. Now a sought-after media personality and public relations specialist, her down-to-earth approach facilitates the learning skills to cope in a high-pressure modern business e ...

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Bill Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton, the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice, led the U.S. to the longest economic expansion in American history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs. President Clinton's core values of building community, creating opportunity, and demanding responsibility resulted in unprecedented progress for America. After leaving the White House, ...

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Bruce Etherington

If you want your sales people to have a unique experience that has the potential to change their lives, then hire Bruce. He has appeared 16 times on the annual program of the Million Dollar Round Table, considered by many to be the preeminent platform in the sales and financial advisorial world. His presentations ("From Acorns to Oak Trees", "Client Building Strategies" and "Philanthropy and your ...

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Carolyn Tate

About Carolyn Tate In 2001, I made the shift to self-employment, after more than 20 years at Westpac and Merrill Lynch. In 2010, after 9 years as a small business-marketing expert, I decided the profession of marketing had lost its way. So I gave it all up and took my 12 year-old son, Billy on an extended sabbatical to Aix en Provence, France. On returning to Melbourne in 2011, I spent my hi ...

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Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner is an Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist, and single parent whose work has been recognized by many esteemed organization. Gardner is the author of the autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, a New York Times and Washington Post #1 bestseller that has been translated into over forty languages. Gardner is also the inspiration for the acclaimed movie “The Pursuit of Happynessâ ...

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Dannielle Miller

Dannielle Miller, a thought leader and expert in girls' self-esteem and body image, started out her career as a teacher and then quickly became a major innovator in education and student welfare. She was responsible for the curriculum, staffing and quality of learning of the English faculty of a dual-campus high school. Dannielle was named NSW Entrepreneur of the Year and was deemed the country's ...

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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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