Association Officers

Ruth Smith

Ruth Smith is currently deputy chairman of Exeter Conservative Association for Membership & Fund Raising. With many years of experience in local city council politics as a former city councillor, she is an expert on issues surrounding Pinhoe and Exeter as a whole. She is available to be contacted at ruthsm@blueyonder.co.uk to help you with any of your local concerns. 

Anne Jobson - Association Chairman

Anne Jobson was elected Association Chairman in July 2016. She has lived in Exeter for 15 years, first in St Thomas before moving to north Exeter. A barrister specialising in family and childcare law; she sees the challenges facing young families. Anne wants priority given to local families needing homes rather than more student housing developments in the City. Anne was awarded the OBE for political and public service and enjoys meeting local groups and residents to make sure their voice is heard. Anne is often seen at local events with her little owl “Theia” or walking the northern section of the Green Circle with her springer spaniel.

Cllr Andrew Leadbetter

Andrew has been the County Councillor for Topsham and St Loyes since 1997 and one of the City Councillors for Topsham. He is Leader of the Conservative Group on Exeter City Council.

John Harvey

John Harvey is Deputy Chairman - Political of the Exeter Conservative Association. City Centre Manager for 18 years, John has been at the heart of the city's development into one of the hubs of the Southwest. After two decades working at the heart of city centre development, John was selected as an Alphington City Council Candidate, and elected as one of the first Conservatives in the ward for many years. 

Mario Trabucco

Dr Mario Trabucco (PhD), archaeologist and online marketer, lives in Exeter since 2015. His main interests as a professional are culture, heritage and web marketing, areas where he has more than 10 years of experience in the academic world and as a consultant.