Mr Wilkinson joined the Board in 2020.
Mr Wilkinson worked as Commercial Director of Arla Foods, he was a pivotal member of the management team responsible for the launch of the first branded milk for decades in the UK. The Cravendale brand is amongst the most recognised and successful in the UK chilled food sector.
In the Poultry sector he was engaged in the launch of perceived higher welfare slower growing broiler birds pioneered in conjunction with Marks and Spencer under the Oakham brand. As a result of its success similar initiatives are in place in most of the major UK retailers.
He was awarded an OBE in the Queens 2003 New Year Honours for Services to the Dairy Industry. He was Chairman of the National Dairy Council and the UK representative to the European Dairy Association in Brussels.