Wilkinson is chairman of Heminge & Condell (H&C), an investment and strategic advisory firm, and co-founder of Global Business Network (GBN). Through H&C, Wilkinson is involved in venture formation work, and serves as a director and counselor to several companies that he helped create. At the same time, Wilkinson continues to offer strategic counsel to a number of organizational clients and governments around the world. Wilkinson is a widely consulted and cited authority on strategic issues; a frequent speaker in academic, industry, and corporate settings; and works with a variety of not-for-profit organizations.
In 1987, Wilkinson co-founded GBN, a strategic consulting firm, where he served as president through 1998 and helped pioneer the use of scenario planning for organizations. His clients have included Harvard University, Oxford University, University of California/UC Press, O’Reilly Media, Apple, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon, The Walt Disney Co, The Capital Group, The Coca-Cola Co., NPR, CPB, BBC, the World Bank, The World Trade Organization, the World Economic Forum, and the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Mongolia, and Singapore. Wilkinson has authored several of the GBN Scenario Books, led GBN’s work on the Future of R&D, and has designed and directed or co-directed several of GBN’s major meetings.
Wilkinson graduated with honors from Davidson College, Oxford University, and Harvard Business School. He is an advisor to The Dalai Lama Fellows Program and The Library of the Future Project at The Bodleian Library, Oxford, an advisor and Visitor at the Harvard University Library, and is a Fellow of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics.