Get in touch

At Cityparents we all work fully flexibly; part-time, remotely and predominantly term-time only. If you'd like to get in touch, we'd be delighted to hear from you and welcome all feedback, and will respond as soon as we can. Our biographies and email addresses are below.

Please contact:

Louisa Symington-Mills for queries about Cityparents Ltd, corporate membership, our network activities, media enquiries, and speaking opportunities. You can email Louisa directly here.

Helen Beedham or Kathryn Ryan for queries about Cityworks. You can email Helen directly here.

Milly Sutton or Fran Murrells for queries about our Cityparents network events, speakers, event hosting and membership/event booking enquiries.  You can email Milly directly here and Fran here.

Alison Deane for queries about Cityparents Influencers, our new network launching this autumn. You can email Alison directly here.

Kim Willis for queries about our quarterly newsletter. You can email Kim directly here.

Our 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. 

Helen Beedham joined Cityparents in 2014 and is now a Director, leading our Cityworks network for employers and managing our corporate relationships.  Prior to Cityparents, she worked in management consulting for 15 years helping major corporate and Government clients to implement organisational, HR and people-related changes. She is married with two grown-up step-children and a daughter in primary school and lives in Kent. She is also on the Committee for the Women’s Network at Trinity College Cambridge.  You can email Helen directly here.

Alison Deane previously worked in Corporate Communications in Telecoms, delivering a programme of events and products which showcased  revolutionary and first-to-market products.   She has a passion for enabling others to realise their potential through mentoring and development, and is an NLP Master Practitioner.  Alison lives in the Kent countryside with her daughters aged 11 and 9, and numerous pets.  Widowed in 2015, Alison is now excited to be embracing the work dimension back into her life. You can email Alison directly here.

Fran Murrells has a passion for high quality events, with over 17 years event management experience working across financial services, education and advertising. Fran joined Cityparents in September 2018 supporting Milly Sutton with the growing events offering. She has two children aged 4 and 7 and lives in South London. You can email Fran 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.

Milly Sutton manages Cityparents' busy events schedule. Milly joined Cityparents in January 2017, and previously worked at a 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.

Louisa Symington-Mills oversees all aspects of Cityparents Ltd's activities. 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 (, 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, Rose aged 7 and Laurie aged 5, and lives with her family in the UAE. 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

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 London when work permits. You can email Kim directly here.


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