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 four New York Stevie Awards: Women helping women (2014, 2015), Innovator of the year (2015), and Entrepreneur of the year (2015).

Business Development & Marketing Director
Howard Kennedy

Daryl is the BD & Marketing Director for Howard Kennedy LLP and a board member. He has great experience of designing and implementing change programs to energize marketing and BD at a number of leading professional services firm. His expertise includes developing marketing strategies, client development, new business development, marketing communications, PR and brand reputation, undertaking a number of brand projects along the way.

Head of Marketing & Business Development
Wedlake Bell
Marketing and Business Development Director
BDB Pitmans

Worked as Marketing Director in 3 law firms. Background is in Financial Services and created npower energy brand ( was marketing director there for 12 years)

Head of Marketing
JM Finn

Oliver joined JM Finn in September 2013 to head up the marketing function, from Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management. Prior to that, Oliver worked in the asset management industry, most recently at Lehman Brothers Asset Management as head of marketing for Europe. He has worked for a number of firms during his 20 year career, always in a sales and marketing capacity. Oliver holds the Level 6 CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Head of PR
Orchard PR

As Orchard’s Head of PR Dan Gallienne is one of the Channel Islands’ foremost communications professionals. He leads a range of accounts for the agency and manages the identities, messaging and reputations of clients across telecoms, property and financial services. A previous Citywealth Brand Management & Reputation Awards winner, Dan has developed a financial services specialism, understands the sector and gets his clients noticed.

Head of Marketing - UK & Asia
Barclays Private Bank

Alice is Head of Marketing UK for Barclays Private Bank. In her role, she owns the marketing strategy for the UK and Asia Private Bank, leading a team who support the delivery of through-the-line marketing activity across both the UK Domestic and International regions, with a particular focus on Africa and Asia. Alice is responsible for the brand, content and digital executions in these markets, positioning Barclays as the bank of choice for UHNWIs and Family Offices. Alice has been with Barclays since 2018 and previously held roles across the Private Bank and International Banking marketing team. When not at work, Alice can be found running or scouting out new restaurants in South London.

Head of Marketing, Switzerland and EMEA
Julius Baer

Ella Riesco is Head of Marketing, Switzerland and EMEA for Julius Baer. She joined the firm in early 2017 as Head of Marketing and Communications for the UK and Ireland with a remit to build brand awareness in this market. She is a member of the Julius Baer International Limited Executive Committee. Ella built her career in fund management working in senior brand, marketing and communications roles at Jupiter Asset Management and Alliance Trust PLC. She has an MBA from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.