At a conferring of degrees ceremony held on 1 March 1991, the honorary degree of Master of Pharmacy was conferred upon Warwick Wilkinson, pharmacist and President of the Pharmacy Practice Foundation within the University from 1980.
Warwick Wilkinson qualified in Pharmacy from the University of Sydney in 1952. He worked in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry since then as a community pharmacist in suburban Sydney, and for almost 20 years in the corporate sector as a senior manager with the leading pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck, Sharp and Dohme. In recent years he has worked as an industry consultant.
Mr Wilkinson has also had an active parallel career as an officer in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, culminating in his final posting as Colonel-Consultant - (Pharmaceutical) on the Surgeon-General's staff. He has also undertaken a wide range of voluntary professional and community service appointments and offices, including the presidencies of both the NSW and Australian Councils of Professions, and posts in industry associations and committees.
His past offices include senior roles with the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), and membership of the former Economic Planning and Advisory Council (EPAC) from 1992-94. Currently, Mr Wilkinson is an Associate Commissioner of the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC). He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.
Mr Wilkinson was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1998 for services to the community and pharmacy.