Tom Arnold

Irish Government’s Special Envoy for Food Systems


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.

Browse our extensive library of resources to see the Panel's work

See our resources