ATSE new Fellow 2023

Sally-Ann Williams FTSE

Sally-Ann Williams

Sally-Ann Williams FTSE

Innovation leader

As CEO of Cicada Innovations, Sally-Ann Williams has enabled extraordinary growth in deep tech commercialisation. Under her leadership, Cicada has become Australia’s most active and effective deep tech incubator, boasting a fivefold increase in STEM professionals engaged in developing ventures addressing the world’s most pressing problems.

Sally-Ann possesses a powerful combination of deep technical capability, business acumen, and an entrepreneurial spirit that make her an international leader in the innovation sector. She serves as a board member for diverse organisations spanning industries from agriculture to applied physics and environmental conservation.

Sally-Ann also champions education and diversity as Chair of the Federal Government’s Pathway to Diversity in STEM Review.