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 in corporate roles across the UK and beyond. 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. 

Live/On Demand Programme:

Fran Murrells, Head of Events. Contact Fran for queries about our Cityparents network events (webinars/seminars), speakers, event hosting and membership/event booking enquiries.  

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, Events Coordinator. Contact Jill for queries about our Cityparents network events (webinars/seminars), speakers, event hosting and membership/event 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.

 

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, seven year old daughter and four year old son. 

 

Cityparents Ltd:

 Christy Chown, Team Coordinator. Contact Christy for technical queries about our website, and any booking/registration issues.

Christy joined Cityparents as Team Coordinator in November 2019. She has over 10 years experience supporting Directors of international corporate companies as well as within the charity sector. Originally from New Zealand, Christy now lives just outside of London with her husband and three boys aged five, four and three.

 

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. Prior roles were held at M&G Investment Management and a multi-family office. Louisa is married with two young children aged nine and seven.

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:

  • 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
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