The FIDE Ethics Commission investigating the case is chaired by Italian jurist Roberto Rivello. Wilkinson's appointment, a major accomplishment for Jamaica, was ratified by FIDE during its Congress in Turin, Italy, in June 2006. FIDE's choice, however, is certainly not surprising having regard to Wilkinson's expertise and experience in both the law and the sport of chess.
Indeed, "Wilky", as his friends call him, has achieved immortality of sort by producing a comprehensive coverage of the 2002 Chess Olympiad in a 370-page volume entitled, "Magnificence in Bled." The volume is a product of his own particular erudition, both in the sport and the law, and may well remain a unique achievement in the annals of Caribbean chess.
In his foreword to the book, Dr Daaim Shabazz of The Chess Drum said that Wilkinson had undertaken "the gargantuan task of compiling the richness of the Olympiad experience in this handsome volume. A total of 330 games are featured with vivid analysis in an elegant but entertaining prose."
Dr Kevin Brown, Jamaican national master, gives the reader a fascinating insight into the author's romance with chess. In his introduction, Brown writes: "The remarkable aspect of Wilky's association with chess is that he only learned to play the game just five years ago. He had recently bought a chess set for a little boy and felt it only fitting to understand the game when faced with the avalanche of questions from the enthusiastic youngster.
"Well the concepts and ideas of this most intriguing of games found fertile soil in Wilky's curious and imaginative mind and led to the forging of an unswerving, passionate bond. Wilky sought and found voluminous information about chess, not just acquiring technical knowledge but also revelling in the history of the game, thereby cultivating a deep respect and admiration for the institution of chess as well as its many great practitioners and visionaries, past and present."