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Tom Arnold

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

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

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