Sport Speakers

Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist, is a retired Australian international cricketer. As an aggressive left-handed batsman and record-breaking wicket-keeper, he re-defined the role for the Australian national team. Adam is an entertaining and motivating speaker who regularly addresses both corporate and sporting functions. His presentations address topics such as team-building and goal-setting and include a humor ...

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Adrian Rainey

Adrian Rainey is a world-leading authority on the power of commitment. Whatever it takes commitment can be your greatest strength and your biggest weakness. These days, it guides his success. As a youngster, it nearly ruined him. He played professional rugby league at 18 years of age and was crowned rookie of the year. At 19 years of age, he tested positive for a performance enhancing ...

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Alan Jones

The son of Stan Jones, a famous hard living Australian racing star from the immediate post-war era, Alan was fired with a passion for motor racing from an early age. When a lucky break provided Alan with the chance of a drive in the Shadow team, he underlined his ability by scoring a fine victory in the 1977 Australian Grand Prix. In 1985 he received a tempting financial offer to re-emerge with ...

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Alice Mills

Nicknamed "Pocket Rocket" Alice swam into Australian swimming legend and captured the heart of the nation when as the youngest member of the unforgettable world record breaking 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay quartet in Athens. She re-wrote history as the first Australian women to capture to secure Gold in the event in nearly 50 years. Success has followed Alice with numerous world titles and Gold in the ...

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Alicia Coutts

Olympic Gold and Silver medalist, Telstra Swimmer of the Year and five-time Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Alicia Coutts star continues to rise. Alicia had overcome several personal health setbacks. Excelling in her junior swimming career, glandular fever stifled her ambitions to qualify for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. When she joined the Australian Institute of Sport health complication ...

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Alicia Molik

For years, Australia has been hoping to have someone to represent them on the WTA tour, to continue the very impressive Australian tennis tradition. Many saw in Alicia Molik the perfect athlete to take on that task. But injuries and many other factors held back her progression and made things difficult for her... But now, a few years later, she seems ready to take on the task of putting Australia ...

Allan Bolton

Allan Diabetic triathlete. Recognised internationally as an expert in the areas of health, lifestyle, sports performance and motivation, Allan also has the rare ability to translate the latest in human science so that it's both entertaining and compelling. Allan motivates and inspires his audiences with his positive 'can do' message from someone who really has 'done it'. ...

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Andrew Gaze

Andrew Gaze's achievements speak for themselves. As a speaker, Andrew holds an audience in the palm of his hand. At 201cm, he has a commanding presence, but is still one of the crowd and obviously enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life and of all ages. He is a true inspiration. In his role as NAB Ambassador, Andrew has been travelling to a number of communities across Australia to s ...

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Andrew Hoy

Andrew Hoy is a renowned rider and lecturer and one of Australia's all-time great Olympians. He competed in his 5th Olympic Games at Sydney 2000. At both the Sydney and Barcelona Olympic Games he was a part of the Australian team that won gold medals in the three-day team event. Andrew also won Silver in the Individual three-day equestrian event in Sydney. Andrew is a tenacious competito ...

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Andrew Johns

Newcastle, NSW and Australian Captain NRL, named worlds best player on two occasions. Andrew has won every major award the game has to offer. Johns is regarded as one of the most marketable athletes in Australia. Since making his debut for Australia in 1995, the durable Knights No. 7 has played halfback and hooker for Australia with great distinction. Andrew John's is not only the worlds gr ...

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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, 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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