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.

Sally-Ann Williams

Chief Executive Officer

Britt Hartnett

Director, Engagement

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Melissa Verdino

Program Manager, GrowLab

Alan Wylie

Chief Operations Officer

Tarika Wickremeratne

Program Operations Manager

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AJ Miller

Facilities Operations Manager

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James Kumer

Chief Financial Officer

Dharmica Mistry

Program Manager, Medtech

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Lucinda Batey

Community and Events Manager

OUR FRIENDLY RECEPTION TEAM

 
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EXPERTS IN RESIDENCE

Ben Wright

Education director

Kieren Parker

Legal Expert in Residence

Gavin Recchia

IP Expert and Strategist in Residence

ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE

 

George Peppou

 

DISTINGUISHED INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR

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.