Tom Arnold


A member of the Glencree Board of Directors, Tom Arnold also currently serves as a board member of the Global FoodBanking Network (GFN); a member of the Global Panel for Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition (GLOPAN); a board member of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN); a member of the Malabo Montpellier Panel; and, a member of the Sight and Life Foundation.

Tom's previous roles include serving as Ireland’s Special Envoy for Food Systems (2021-22); Chair of Ireland’s 2030 Agri-Food Strategy Committee which produced Food Vision 2030 (2021); Chair of the High-level Expert Group for Food Systems Science for the EU Commission (2021) and the Task Force Rural Africa (2019); a Coordinator of Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement; Director-General of the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA); Chair of the Irish Constitutional Convention; CEO of Concern Worldwide; Chief Economist and Assistant Secretary General at the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM); Chair of the OECD Committee of Agriculture; and Administrator of the EU Commission.

Tom has a degree in agricultural economics from University College Dublin (UCD) and master’s degrees from the Catholic University of Leuven and Trinity College Dublin.