With a mixed farming background, Anthony Wilkes has held a variety of positions moving from cattle to wine. He is a highly regarded corporate leader with over 20 years of experience in the agribusiness and food-beverage industries. Graduating from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Business (Agriculture) and as dux of his year group, Mr Wilkes
joined Heytesbury Pastoral Company to launch a career in agribusiness and food-beverage that also included senior executive roles with premium wine companies Ferngrove and Howard Park & MadFish Wines. As project manager for Palandri in 1998, Mr Wilkes oversaw the construction of the largest vineyard in WA at the time, working his way up the company and became chief operating officer by the age of 28. Under his direction, Ferngrove Wine Group sales have increased by 27%+ consecutively since his appointment as chief executive in 2004. Mr Wilkes was a winner of the WA Business News 40under40 awards. In February 2020, he moved from the wine industry to become chief executive of Yeeda Pastoral Company.