Tom Arnold is the Irish Government’s Special Envoy for Food Systems.
Mr. Tom Arnold's primary degree is in agricultural economics from University College Dublin. He also has a Masters degrees from the Catholic University of Leuven and Trinity College Dublin.
He is a member of the Global Panel for Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition; the Board of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN); the Malabo Montpellier Panel and the Sight and Life Foundation.
Mr. Arnold has previously served as Chair at the Task Force Rural Africa for the EU Commission; Coordinator of the Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Movement; Director General of the Institute for International Affairs (IIEA); Chair of the Irish Constitutional Convention; Chair of the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit; Chief Executive at the Concern Worldwide; Assistant Secretary General and Chief Economist in the Irish Department of Agriculture and Food; Chair of the OECD Committee of Agriculture; Chair of the Irish Times Trust and Board member of the Irish Times; Board member of the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice; and Member of the Irish Hunger Task Force. He was an Administrator with the EU Commission for ten years, serving in Brussels and Africa.