Our team at Cicada is made up of highly experienced business and community builders. With expertise across a broad range of disciplines and access to expert networks in Australia and overseas, we are able to quickly and effectively add value to your venture. 

Over the last five years, we have worked with more than 80 businesses on capital raising, building teams, accessing grants, developing new products, growing revenue and selling businesses.

Petra Andren

Chief Executive Officer

Marin Peplinski

Head of Community & Talent

Ben Wright

Chief Innovation Officer, Program Director MDCTP

Alan Wylie

Chief Operations Officer

Britt Hartnett

Head of Public Relations

Michelle Chee

Program Manager, Medlab

Tarika Wickremeratne

Program Operations Manager

Alfred Lo

Chief Investment Officer

George Peppou

Program Manager, GrowLab

Warren Bingham

General Manager, MedLab



Kieran Parker

Legal Expert in Residence

Gavin Recchia

IP Expert and Strategist in Residence



Matt Gardner

Cicada International Ambassador and USA Connector.
Matt Gardner is the CEO of the California Technology Council and founding Director of the Center for Science, Technology and Society at William Jessup University.