Graham Wilkinson starts as new CEO of AHDB

Friday, 1 March 2024

Graham started his first day by recording a conversation with Sam Charlton, our Head of Engagement for Beef and Lamb. She finds out more about him, his experience and the challenges, vision and future of AHDB.

See what he had to say in the video below or listen to our podcast.

Graham joined AHDB from Arla Foods where he was Global Vice President, Agriculture.

During his extensive time at Arla working in both global and UK roles, he has successfully supported over 8,500 cooperative farmer owners and managed the delivery of innovative commercial milk concepts on farm.

He has also worked in the retailer-side at Tesco PLC, where he strengthened the sustainability of agriculture supply chains in its dairy, beef, pork and poultry sectors.

Having worked throughout the supply chain for his whole career, agriculture has always been part of Graham’s life, working with his grandparents and parents on the family farm in the north east of England. He is a passionate leader and strong advocate of British food and farming.

He replaces Tim Rycroft, who left AHDB in December after nearly two and a half successful years.