Wool textile organisation The Woolmark Company has named Peter Wilkinson as its new managing director.

Wilkinson, whose resume boasts leadership roles with leading department store groups David Jones and Myer and apparel retailer Just Jeans, will take up the position from June 21.

According to Woolmark chairman Trevor Flugge, Wilkinson's "high profile retail background" would serve the organisation well.

"His strategic skills together with his extensive retail and supply chain management experience will enable him to strengthen Australian wool's position to the consumer through targeted product development and marketing," Flugge said.

"He is also well qualified to manage the successful commercialisation of wool textile innovation with key partners."

As part of the role, Wilkinson will oversee the group's Australian Wool Services Ltd subsidiary.