Get in touch

If you'd like to get in touch, we'd be delighted to hear from you and we will respond as soon as we can. Our  email addresses are below and you can read our biographies below.

Please contact:

Helen Beedham for queries about Cityworks, how to join and membership. Helen also gives talks on behalf of Cityworks and Cityparents. You can contact Helen directly here.

Kathryn Ryan for queries about Cityworks events and its member offering. You can email Kathryn directly here.

Louisa Symington-Mills for queries about The Cityparents Group, our activities and media opportunities. You can email Louisa directly here.

Our team

Cityworks is part of Cityparents Ltd, run by Louisa Symington-Mills (CEO and Founder) and Helen Beedham (Director). Find out more about the Cityparents Group here

Helen Beedham joined Cityparents Ltd in 2014 and is a Director.  She leads the Cityworks network, manages our corporate relationships and gives talks on behalf of Cityworks and Cityparents.  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.  

Kathryn Ryan joined Cityparents Ltd in October 2017 and manages Cityworks on a day-to-day basis.  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 4 and 2, and lives in London. 

Louisa Symington-Mills established Citymothers in November 2012, and Cityfathers in April 2014. Over the past 10 years, Louisa has established a strong career in banking and finance, and was until recently Chief Operating Officer at LPEQ (, an international association of listed private equity companies. Previously, Louisa spent six years as a sell-side analyst covering listed alternative investment funds at Royal Bank of Scotland and subsequently Jefferies. Prior roles were held at M&G Investment Management and a multi-family office. Louisa works part-time and remotely, and lives in Dubai with her husband Mark and two young children. 

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