Team

Cityparents Ltd is owned by Louisa Symington-Mills (CEO and Founder), Helen Beedham (Head of Corporate Affairs), and includes the Cityparents Network, Cityworks and Cityflex

Louisa Symington-Mills oversees all aspects of Cityparents Ltd's activities and has principal responsibility for Cityflex Jobs. Louisa established Cityparents (then known as Citymothers) in November 2012. For 10 years Louisa pursued a busy career in banking and finance as a top-3 Extel-ranked sell-side analyst covering listed alternative investment funds at Royal Bank of Scotland and then Jefferies, following the sale of RBS Hoare Govett. She subsequently became Chief Operating Officer at LPEQ (www.LPEQ.com), an international association of listed private equity companies. Prior roles were held at M&G Investment Management and a multi-family office. Louisa is married with two young children aged 4 and 5 years. You can email Louisa directly here.

Louisa was named one of the Global Finance 50 for 2015 by ICAEW and has received a number of awards recognising her work at Cityparents including:

  • Winnner: Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2015 Social Enterprise (UK) of the Year
  • Winner: 2015 Inclusive Networks Awards Professional Network of the Year
  • Winner: 2015 Efinancial News Editor’s Choice Award for Excellence
  • Shortlisted: European Diversity Awards 2015 Campaigner of the Year

Helen Beedham looks after Cityparents' corporate relationships and is responsible for our employer forum, Cityworks. Helen worked in management consulting for 15 years, primarily full-time and subsequently part-time. She helped major corporate and Government clients to implement organisational, HR and people-related changes. Prior to consulting, she worked for the Director of Operations at Harrods. She is married with two step-children aged 19 and 21 and a daughter aged 5, and lives in Kent.  After leaving consulting in 2011, she juggled full-time parenting with establishing a micro-bakery business and giving language coaching.  Helen is enjoying her return to the corporate world in her new role at Cityparents, and is also on the Committee for the Women’s Network at Trinity College Cambridge.  You can email Helen directly here.

Milly Sutton manages Cityparents' busy events schedule. Milly joined Cityparents in January 2017, and previously worked at a City law firm as Events Manager in the BD and Marketing Team for many years, before taking a career break in April 2016 to spend more time with her two daughters (aged 2.5 and 4 years).  You can email Milly directly here.

Kathryn Ryan joined Cityparents in October 2017 and helps to run our employer forum Cityworks.   Kathryn started her career in HR, working for both the public and private sectors, before transitioning into management consultancy. Kathryn worked for leading consultancy firms for 10 years, helping corporate clients to drive HR efficiency and implement organisational change.  Kathryn is married and has two daughters, aged 3 and 1, and lives in London. You can email Kathryn directly here.

Kim Willis joined Cityparents in October 2016 and assists the team with administration, social media and the quarterly newsletter.  Prior to that she worked for an international association of Listed Private Equity companies in an investor relations and marketing role; where she managed the company website, liaised with members, and coordinated membership events in Europe and London. She has two children 11 and 10 and lives in the countryside and enjoys the commute back to the City when work permits. You can email Kim directly here.