Adrian Wilkinson is an ex-British Army Senior Ammunition Technical Officer (SATO) with operational bomb disposal experience in Northern Ireland, Gulf 1991, Falkland Islands, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North West Europe and West Bank and Gaza. He also established the UK Demilitarisation Facility for the destruction of surplus stocks of ammunition and explosives. His education includes an MSc in Explosive Ordnance Engineering from Cranfield University and an MA in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent, Canterbury.
On leaving the Army in 1999 he conducted consultancy work in bomb disposal (EOD), micro-disarmament and explosive related matters for the United Nations and national governments. In November 2000 he became the Head of Technology and Standards at the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), where he was responsible for the review and revision of International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) and the provision of technical advice to the UN, EC, ICRC and national authorities on EOD and explosive engineering matters. He is currently the Head of the joint UN/Stability Pact Micro-Disarmament Mission to SE Europe.