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.

Within the Conservative Party, John was the National YC Chairman in 1971 and 1972. He was elected MP for Skipton & Ripon in 1979, serving two terms until 1987.

John served at the Deputy Leader of North Yorkshire County Council between 2005 and 2013.

John has been a CABA Financial Trustee since March 2019.

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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.

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.