Our Team

Cityparents Ltd is run by a team of working parents, the majority with City backgrounds, who are passionate about the support and resources they deliver to parents and professionals in corporate roles. Cityparents is owned by Louisa Symington-Mills (CEO and Founder).

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.

Full team details and bios are below, and here is a quick summary of who to contact if you have an issue or query.

Live/On Demand Programme:

Fran Murrells, Head of Events. Contact Fran for queries about our Live events (webinars/seminars/support groups), On Demand programme, content plan and expert speakers.  

Fran 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 and was instrumental in the launch of our webinar programme in March 2019. Fran now oversees our Live and On Demand programmes, including selecting and scheduling webinars and seminars. 

 Jill Rensing, Content and Events Manager. Contact Jill for queries about our Live/On Demand programme including technical issues and booking enquiries.

Jill joined Cityparents in June 2020 as Events Coordinator, working alongside Fran to ensure the smooth running of all Live Events and supporting the delivery of the On Demand programme. Jill has a background in the performing arts, media production and event coordination. She is passionate about creating and delivering bespoke and effective audience experiences. Originally from New York, Jill now lives in Surrey with her husband and two sons.

Jemma Anning, Event ManagerContact Jemma for queries about our Live/On Demand programme including technical issues and booking enquiries.

Jemma joined Cityparents in April 2021 as Webinar Coordinator, for the delivery of our Live and On Demand programme of events. She has over 12 years’ experience organising conferences and exhibitions in Europe, the US, the Middle East and Africa, in sectors including energy, environment, infrastructure, finance, technology, retail, broadcast and education. Jemma is married with two young children.


Written Content, Media and Marketing:

Anna Richards, Head of Communications & Marketing. Contact Anna for article, blog or podcast suggestions and media enquiries. 

Anna joined Cityparents in May 2019 as Head of Communications and Marketing. Previously, she spent 15 years working in PR and Communications, first in a WPP PR agency where she specialised in the Technology sector and then within the Brand, Communications and Marketing team at an international law firm. Anna lives in the Essex countryside with her husband, eight year old daughter and four year old son. 


Cityparents Ltd:

 Christy Chown, Client Relationship Manager.  Contact Christy for corporate member support including subscriptions/renewals, usage requests, programme updates and any other corporate member queries.

Christy joined Cityparents in November 2019, becoming Client Relationship Manager in December 2021. She has over 10 years experience working alongside Directors of international corporate companies as well as within the charity sector. Originally from New Zealand, Christy now lives in Devon with her husband and three young boys.

 Lauren Baker, New Business Manager. Contact Lauren for new corporate membership queries.

Lauren joined Cityparents in February 2022 as New Business Manager. She has over 15 years experience in a broad spectrum of interesting Client and Operations focussed roles, spanning various sectors such as Private Healthcare, Food and Beverage Retail, Project Management and International Logistics. Lauren moved from London to the New Forest 5 years ago, and enjoys living close to the coast and the forest with her husband and two children.


 Vicky Kyriacos, Team Coordinator.

Vicky joined Cityparents in December 2021 as Team Coordinator. She has over 18 years experience in Client Services and Office Management, working for large financial institutions in both London and Dublin, and more recently in the construction sector. Vicky lives in Chelmsford, Essex with her husband and their twin daughters.


Louisa Symington-Mills, Founder & CEO. Contact Louisa for queries about Cityparents Ltd, corporate membership, our network activities and speaking opportunities. 

Louisa oversees all aspects of Cityparents Ltd's activities and 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. Louisa now holds an Independent Non Executive Director position at an LSE-listed private equity company.  Louisa is married with two young children aged nine and eight.

Louisa was named one of Top 20 Dynamic CEOs in the UK by The CEO Publication for 2021 (View Profile) and has received a number of awards recognising her work at Cityparents including:

  • Award: Top 20 Dynamic CEOs - UK - 2021 (The CEO Publication)
  • Winner: 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
  • Named: Global Finance 50 for 2015 by ICAEW

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