Philip Wilkinson

Executive Director
2 Sisters Food Group

Philip Wilkinson is the executive director at 2 Sisters Food Group. After studying agriculture at Askham Bryan College, Wilkinson chose to enter a career in the dairy industry. Starting as a management trainee at the Milk Marketing Board of England and Wales, he progressed through a range of senior roles within the industry, which culminated in the role of commercial director at Arla Foods PLC. During this time, he studied agribusiness at Harvard Business School.

Throughout his career, Wilkinson has held several industry positions, including chairmanship of the National Dairy Council and National Dairy Farm Assured Ltd. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire for services to the dairy industry in 2003.

Upon leaving the dairy sector, Wilkinson became managing director of Grampian Country Food Group’s integrated chicken business and in 2006 joined 2 Sisters Food Group. He is a director of the Red Tractor Poultry Sector Board; a board member of the British Poultry Council; vice president and council member of the Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the European Union; a director of Inghams, a poultry integrator in Australia and New Zealand; a non-executive director of Cogent, a ruminant genetics company based in England; chairman of Greengage, a lighting and sensor company for the poultry and swine industry based in Scotland; and a director of Parmount 21, a privately owned seafood company based in the U.K. and Australia.

He is a member of the Worshipful Company of Poulters and of the Guild of Freemen of the City of London.



Professionals from around the world and across every industry attended last year’s conference and returned home inspired, re-energized and ready to change the world. Here’s what they had to say: 

“Thank you for organizing a great and thought-provoking conference. The standard for next year is set very high!” @balrathboyne

“Thanks Alltech for a great REBELation meeting this week! Speakers shared inspirational thoughts on innovation and purpose in food and agriculture!” @AgProudRyan

“Great event. Thanks to Alltech for its continued support for young agricultural journalists.” @BenPikeComms

“On behalf of the Dahmes and Genarex teams, please accept our sincere thanks for the invitation to Alltech’s 2015 conference. We found the event to be informative, well-organized, and very entertaining. We believe that it is very healthy for an organization to have its leaders attend events of this nature. The networking opportunities are invaluable. ” Dan DeGeest, General Manager, Dahmes Stainless, Inc., USA

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“Alltech's 2015 conference in Kentucky was amazing and a real eye-opener. We loved it.” Rebecca Jamieson, Murdoch Southern Farms Limited, Invercargill, New Zealand

“Alltech's conference, and more importantly the attendees, empowered us to cement in stone our vision. Being two small islands down in the South Pacific does not mean we don't punch well above our weight and the inspirational environment of Kentucky confirmed this.” Ben Smith, Circular Solutions, Northland, New Zealand

"If we didn't push the boundaries as an industry, we would be producing about half as much food as we do today." Ron Arnason, Verus Animal Health Alliance, Canada

“My experience at Alltech's conference was very interesting. It is a very innovative event.” Zacharakis Kostas, VET FARM CARE, Thessaloniki ,Greece 

"I've had the opportunity to attend five times and can say it is a very interesting experience. Every time I’ve attended there is a chance to network, gain knowledge and share experiences on countless subjects with scientists of today and the future. It is worth attending and I would not miss it for the world.” Simon Rodriguez, Nutritionist, Agrosantana, Venezuela

"Alltech's conference provides a great opportunity to meet many people who visit from all over the world, with knowledge on the same nutritional subjects, to share ideas and experiences. Once we return to work, we are renewed with a fresh global vision about the business, open to new ideas and opportunities." Enrique Soto, President, Agrosantana, Venezuela

"Alltech's annual event is a compilation of the best ideas for agribusiness and the world. It is an eye-opening networking experience. We do not want to miss the next!" Paola Cruz, General Manager, Nutrieco, Columbia

"The event is very high-level in all aspects—educational, motivating, and, above all, inspiring."

Indira Cedeño, Administrative Manager, Ecuador