Paul Wilkinson (Thorntons)

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Paul Wilkinson is the chairman of Thorntons.


Wilkinson joined confectioners Thorntons as a non-executive director in August 2006 and was appointed as chairman in February 2013.

He has previously been chairman of Rank Hovis McDougall; held management roles at Unilever and Grand Metropolitan; and independent director of food group Aryzta AG.[1]

Letter to the Telegraph

On 1 April 2015 Wilkinson was one of 103 business leaders who wrote to the Telegraph praising the British Conservative Party's economic policies and claiming a Labour government would 'threaten jobs and deter investment' in the UK.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Thorntons Biographies, accessed 7 April 2015.
  2. Peter Dominiczak, 100 business chiefs: Labour threatens Britain's recovery, Telegraph, 7 April 2015.