After graduating, Wilf coordinated a playground project for London student's union, funded by the Mobil Oil Company. He then became youth and community officer for the Conservative Party in London, working with charities and voluntary organisations, before moving on to two further posts at Conservative Party HQ: Secretary of the Federation of Conservative Students and the party's education officer. He ran Ted Heath's office for the next four years. In 1980 he co-founded GJW Government Relations, a lobbying company. He then sold the company to Weber Shandwick in 2000, where he continued to work in various capacities for the next eleven years. In 2006 Wilf received an OBE for services to the Arts in London. He has held a number of voluntary posts, including: The Chair of the Friends of the Tate, Trustee and Chair of the Board at the Dulwich Picture Gallery and Treasurer of the Hansard Society. Wilf became a Trustee of Pact in 2011.