Jacques Barrett is Dynamite! Lorded as one of Australian comedy's rising stars. Jacques has been working the Sydney scene with steady progress over the past 5 years but he's hit his stride in 2008 and has fast become one of Sydney's most sought after club comics. Most recently he's been recognised as one of the hottest young comics in Australia with The Melbourne International Comedy Festival eng ...
Carl is a roof tiler whose observational style of comedy appeals to everyone. He has been a regular on the club, theatre and campus circuit for 5 years and regularly features in Sydney and Melbourne. Carl was voted Comic of the year in 1993 and Best Up and Coming Talent 1993, at the annual 'Nights of Nights' at the Comedy Hotel in Sydney. Carl has performed as headline act for Channel 9, Foxtel, ...
Paul Barry is an award-winning journalist and a best-selling author with a formidable reputation for uncovering scandal, investigating crime, exposing corporate cheats and revealing failures in government departments. Paul's latest book, Rich Kids, published in 2005, charts the rise and fall of One.Tel, in which the Packers and Murdochs lost almost $1 billion. ...
Cheryl Bart and her daughter Nikki Bart are the first-ever mother-daughter team to summit the world's tallest mountain, Mt Everest. Upon reaching the top, they also became the first mother-daughter duo to complete the Seven Summits; climbing the highest peak of every continent in the world. In 2008, they were the recipients of the Australian Geographic Spirit of Adventure Award. ...
Stephen Bartholomeusz is an Associate editor of Business Spectator. His experience is unquestionable and his attention to the gritty details of business is what sets him apart from his peers. Stephen's innate ability to find and concentrate on unique perspectives about businesses, regulation, changes to companies' competitive landscapes and the business environment at large is a truly unique offer ...
As one of this country's most legendary sportsmen, Kevin Bartlett is also one of Melbourne's most respected and experienced broadcasters. Having commenced as a commentator with Channel 7 in 1984, Barlett has also worked for the ABC, Sport 927 and is currently a commentator for Fox Footy. ...
Natalie is one of Australia's most renowned entertainers and has achieved significant success as an actress, musician, presenter and author. Natalie's premiere solo album 1000 Stars, released February 2009, debuted at number one on the Australian charts and she is the only Australian artist to have two simultaneous singles in the iTunes Top Ten. Natalie's previous musical incarnation, as front wom ...
Chris kicked off the new millennium with one of the biggest Master of Ceremonies gigs in the world, centre stage at the Sydney Olympics. When she's not speaking to 90 thousand people in sporting arenas, Chris anchors news for Australia's Seven Network. A fantastic MC with a professional, down to earth and witty style. Also very capable of facilitating more serious topical debates due to her experi ...
It is a rare set of skills that enable David Batstone to be active as a business entrepreneur, professor and journalist.Gifted as an entrepreneur, Batstone has played an executive role in a niche investment bank operating internationally in the entertainment and technology industries. During the 1980s, he founded and directed a non-governmental agency dedicated to economic development and human ri ...
Bernard Baumohl is chief global economist at The Economic Outlook Group. He is well known for being ahead of the curve in assessing the direction of the U.S. and world economy. Mr. Baumohl began his career as an analyst with the Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank specializing on international affairs. He later served as an economist at European American Bank with responsibilities to monito ...
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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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