People

Sir Anthony Garrett CBE

Sir Anthony Garrett was Chief Agent whilst The Rt Hon Sir John Major was Prime Minister.

Tony began his career as a cadet agent in Kent and was Deputy COA in the South East Area under Sir John Lacy.

Graham Park CBE

Graham Park CBE serves as Chairman of the Trustees of CABA.

Graham has been a Conservative activist since his days as a student. He is a former member of the Party Board and a past President of the National Convention.

Charles Barwell OBE

Charles Barwell OBE was President of the National Conservative Convention in 2010 serving on the Party's Board from 2007 to 2011. He chaired the committee that brought the Conservative Party conferences to Birmingham and was Chairman of the Party Conference in Birmingham in October 2010.
Charles was first elected as one of three Vice-Presidents of the National Conservative Convention in March 2007, and completed his term as President in March 2011. In this voluntary role he represented the grassroots members of the Party on the Party’s Board, and served as chairman of the Party's Finance and Audit Committee until 2015.

James Cockram

James was elected Honorary Treasurer of CABA in October 2015. He also administers the CABA website.

Currently the Agent for the Cities of London & Westminster Conservative Association, James has been a Qualified Agent since 2002. He lives in central London.

The Rt Hon Baroness Pidding CBE

The Baroness Pidding is a former Chiltern District Councillor and Chairman of the National Conservative Convention.

She was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for voluntary political service in the 2014 New Year Honours and was created a Life Peer in October 2015.

Don Porter CBE

Don Porter CBE has been actively involved in the Conservative Party as one of its most senior volunteers. He has served on the Board of the Party and been Chairman of the National Convention.

John Watson OBE

John Watson OBE retired in 2018 aged 75. He is a Director of Partnership Investment Finance in Leeds where he is Chairman. He is a qualified Solicitor and former Deputy Chairman of the Yorkshire Building Society.

Sally Smith MBE BA

Sally Smith worked as a Party volunteer from her student days in 1964 and was later a Constituency Officer and District Councillor. She studied Politics and Modern History at Manchester University and was a member of  staff at Birmingham University.