Sport Speakers

Brian Goorjian

Brian is the most successful coach in Australian basketball. He commenced his NBL coaching career in 1988 - he has coached more than 700 games winning more than 500 for a remarkable 70% winnig percentage. Brian speaks to corporations about transferring passion, leadership and changing cultural values by throwing out the old rulebook and concentrating on what works. . ...

Brooke Hanson

Brooke Hanson remains one of Australia's most recognised Olympians. She has represented Australia over 25 times at major international championships. Her career highlight came when she won Olympic gold and silver medals at Athens Olympic Games. She claimed several podium finishes throughout her career including the World Short Course Championships where she made history, winning a record six gol ...

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Cameron Ling

A tremendous leader both on and off the field, Cameron Ling is synonymous with the Geelong Football Club. Displaying an amazing consistency of form over his 11 year playing career, his defensive pressure, tackling and love of a fierce contest is legendary. Taking over the captaincy in 2010 and continuing this honour in 2011, he captained Geelong to their third premiership in 5 years, kicking the ...

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Cameron Williams

Cameron Williams's journalism career began 1984 with a cadetship at The Courier-Mail newspaper in Brisbane. Apart from his main role as Seven News presenter, Cameron also at various times hosted Sportsworld, 11am, and the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, where he called Matt Ryan's equestrian double gold for Australia. Currently the Sports presenter and fill-in host of Channel Nine's Today Show. ...

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Casey Conway

Casey Conway is one of Australia’s hottest and most unique properties right now. The former NRL Sydney Roosters player is one of Australia’s few, and most successful, Aboriginal male models, having starred in campaigns for Sluggers swimwear, aussieBum apparel and BLK performance apparel.

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Cate Peterson

Need healthy Results? Healthy solution? Cate Peterson can tailor a keynote or entire programme for you. Cate is all about congruent health. Congruency between intention and action. By creatig an easy flow from understanding to uptake of healthy day-to-day habits within the workplace and beyond. Cate will sustain and expand staff energy levels, ...

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Cathy Freeman

Cathy Freeman, is one of Australia's most admired and respected athletes. She is an Australian superstar and an Australian icon. Cathy has not been an overnight success. She has achieved her goals through hard work, commitment and natural talent becoming a world-class athlete and winning the ultimate prize in any sport - an Olympic gold medal. As one of Australia's most popular high profile perso ...

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Charlie Lynn

Charlie Lynn served in the Australian Army for 21 years. This included tours of duty in Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and as an Exchange Officer with the United States Army. More recently he has led adventure treks across the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. He has led celebrity groups, corporate leadership groups and professional sporting teams such as the Sydney Swans. A very passionate Austra ...

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Chester Williams

Chester Williams is perhaps the most popular of all the Springboks, winning fans on the field with his high work rate and off the field through his work in development rugby. He has become an inspiration to rugby players in the under-privileged areas of South Africa. Quiet and modest by nature, Williams is an ideal role model. He was a key player in South Africa's campaign to capture the 2001 Rug ...

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Chris Fydler

One of swimming veterans, Chris Fydler continues to be a consistent performer for Australia in the sprint freestyle events. Chris has been a member of the swim team for the past 12 years and team captain for the last four. He has represented Australia at three Olympic Games, three World Championships and three Commonwealth Games. At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Chris realised a life long dr ...

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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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