Allan Wilkinson

Head of Food and Agriculture, 

Allan Wilkinson is the Head of Agriculture for HSBC Bank plc, the dedicated farming division of HSBC Bank plc and responsible for the Bank’s farming customers in the UK. He took up the role in 2010 and is only the sixth Head of Agriculture in the 45 years the Team has been in existence.

Allan, a dairy farmer’s son, was born and raised in the North East and has been involved with farming throughout his career. Having obtained a degree in Agriculture from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth; he worked as a farm management consultant in Leicestershire for 3 years before joining HSBC Bank in 1988 as an Agriculture Banking Manager in Shropshire and Herefordshire. He was appointed Senior Agriculture Banking Manager for Cumbria and the North East in 1994 and Divisional Agriculture Manager for Northern Counties, Northern Ireland & Scotland in 1998. From 2003, he has held a number of senior leadership posts in HSBC's retail and commercial network in Northern England, before taking on his current position.