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Head Office

Citywealth, 11a Montagu Mews North, London W1H 2JZ
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7487 5858

Karen Jones Chief executive officer, Editor

Karen founded Citywealth after a career at News International, The Times, and Sunday Times in the legal, financial and recruitment sections. She also ran the Legalease flagship title Legal Business/Asia Pacific Legal 500, and launched Legal Business Awards and Legal 500 parties. Karen then took over In Brief magazine, where she grew the organisation from a buyout where it had gone bankrupt to a successful £500,000-a-year publishing and events business. Her work as a Citywealth CEO was recognised by five New York Stevie Awards: Entrepreneur of the year (2017) for her launch of the digital www.leaderslist.co.uk site, Women helping women (2014, 2015), Innovator of the year (2015), and Entrepreneur of the year (2015). She has mentored those in their first and second job in the City through her Tomorrow Club group for over twelve years. She has also been a consistent champion for womens career advancement in financial services. Karen is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers and has been granted Freedom of the City of London. She is also an avid crypto investor.


Telephone: +44 (0)20 7487 5858

Darren McLean Chief operating officer

After a successful career in the City, Darren opted for a more flexible working environment with Citywealth. He performs a wide variety of tasks including recruitment, operational issues, and business strategy.



April French Furnell Deputy Editor

April has a background in communications having worked as the editor of Who’s Who Legal, as well as in-house at the barristers chambers 20 Essex Street as their marketing communications manager. Most recently she was the PR Manager for law firm Reed Smith, responsible for their EMEA offices. April will take over responsibility for Citywealth’s online news section and the Weekly news email.


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Calin Lapuste Head of product & client relationship management

Calin has over seven years’ experience in international private banking, dealing with UHNWIs for one of the largest banks in Central Europe and two years in developing the largest luxury leisure centre in Eastern Europe. In 2015 he joined Citywealth where he manages the sales and marketing department, making sure the products and services are aligned with the market needs to ensure a steady growth space, creating a coordinated strategy for business development. Calin oversees the sales for Citywealth’s awards programmes, advertising opportunities, networking clubs and the Leaders List directory. Calin travels often to meet existing and potential new clients, building new relationships in international private wealth.


Office: +44(0) 20 7487 5858 Mobile: +44 (0) 7545 183 593


Lina Petkova Events manager

Lina is responsible for the smooth running of the events; she is in charge of organising the awards’ judging panels, networking clubs’ speakers, venue arrangements and attendees. Lina is also a PR and marketing professional and she is in charge of the Tomorrow Club - a networking club for young private wealth professionals.


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Dora Seres Admin and Tech Executive

Dora is in charge of keeping Citywealth website, Leaders List directory and databases up to date. She is responsible for sending out invoices, handling debt collection and dealing with all administrative enquiries. Dora also helps with the processing of the Leaders List submissions and manages the WP and Powerwomen networking clubs. She has three years of experience in the film and advertising industry with a background in sales.


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Marisa Barton Support


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Charlotte Ellis Head of public relations

Charlotte's remit is to gain publicity and raise the profile of the company through media coverage and by putting forward Citywealth and its CEO Karen Jones for industry awards. To date, Citywealth is recipient of four Stevie Awards for Women in Business, hailed as the world’s top business awards.


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