Wilkinson joins from Kent based contractor Claritas Group where he has been a director since 2019.
Prior to that he worked for 13 years at Wates with his final role as Business Development Director.
The appointment follows a string of recent acquisitions including the takeover last month of consultant RKD which has an impressive track record in some of London’s most recent high-profile projects.
John Hall, Chairman of the John F Hunt Group, said: “We are seeing a growing demand for specialist contractors, not only to advise and engage in the repurposing of existing buildings but to take on far more substantial and complex packages, ranging from demolition up to and including the entire concrete frame and core.
“We are growing a highly experienced team to meet that demand and Simon’s depth of knowledge fits perfectly with the Group’s ambitions”.
Wilkinson confirmed he will continue to support the Claritas Group in a reduced role to further develop their brand in construction management and traditional contracting.