Sport Speakers

George Halkias

George Halkias is a well respected community figure who has supported vulnerable Australians for almost 20 years. With post graduate qualifications in psychology, his experience includes managing a state-wide support service for victims of violent crime and training police graduates in the area of victim rights and support. George is best known for the development of the Big Issue Street Soc ...

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Gerard Whateley

Gerard Whateley is a Melbourne based sports commentator and writer for ABC Radio Grandstand. He was named the Young Journalist of the Year at the Melbourne Press Club's prestigious Quill Awards and also named the Network Ten Young Achiever of the Year from nationwide consideration of employees. ...

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Gerrard Gosens

Gerrard Gosens is recognised as one of the most outstanding people in Australia today. He was honoured with an Order of Australia (OAM) award which was conferred in recognition of his outstanding service to sport and to people who are blind or who have low vision. Later this year, Gerrard will also receive the Fervent Global Love of Lives Medal in Taiwan, which has been recognized by international ...

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Giaan Rooney

Giaan Rooney is one of Australia's swimming greats. Her many achievements include winning a gold medal in the Athens Olympics in 2004, two silver medals in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and being the captain of the 2006 Commonwealth Games Australian team. Giaan retired from swimming in 2006, and has since brought her presenting skills to What's Good For You, Today and Getaway, as well as having a go a ...

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Gillian Rolton

With gold from the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games, Gill Rolton is one of Australia's most accomplished riders and the first Aust female to medal in Equestrian Sports. ...

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Glen Boss

Glen explores his career which spanned from suffering a broken neck 5 years ago, facing the prospect of never walking again and developing the focus to go on to win 3 Melbourne Cups. In presentations he delivers to business groups, Glen, armed with footage of his big race successes, explains how his own strategic planning plays a major role in each challenge he faces, explaining that all circumsta ...

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Glenn Maton

Glenn Manton is a 178 game player for Essendon and Carlton Football clubs and a member of the 1995 Carlton Premiership side. A life member of Carlton FC, he's an inductee into the AFL 200 Club and played in three pre-season Premierships. Glenn has had plenty of media experience and is media savvy. He was a regular on Radio Vega 91.5, Fox Football programs and wrote a regular column for MX. Glen's ...

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Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath is regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. Glenn has won several laurels, namely the impressive Allan Border Medal 2000, Test player of the Year – 2000, One Day International Player of the Year -2001, Wisden Cricketer of the year 1998, Wisden Cricketer of the Year during the season 1999 and 2005-06. Glenn is also the holder the outstanding accomplishments of the seventh highest tenth wicket partnerships and two tenth wicket partnerships.

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Graham Arnold

Graham Arnold is the current assistant coach of the Australian national football team or Qantas Socceroo's as they are more commonly known. He was appointed to work as an assistant to Frank Farina in 2000. When the FFA were looking to sign the now current coach Guus Hiddink his sole condition prior to signing was to talk with Graham to ascertain an insight into the current team and the basis of th ...

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Grant Denyer

Dynamic presenter, host and racing car driver, Grant Denyer fast became one of Australia's most recognisable faces. Denyer won the fourth series of Dancing with the Stars, and also hosted the celebrity duet singing competition It Takes Two from 2006 to 2008. Denyer has also presented All Time Greatest Aussie Bloopers, Guinness World Records with co-host Shelley Craft, and Australia's Got Talent. ...

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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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