Tom Arnold was appointed CEO of Concern Worldwide in 2001. He was previously Assistant Secretary General and Chief Economist in the Department of Agriculture and Food in Ireland. He worked for the European Commission for 10 years. Mr Arnold was elected in 2010 to the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) charged with leading the reform of the international agriculture research system. He is a member of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) advisory Board. In April 2012, Mr Arnold was appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations, to the Lead Group of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, a high-level, international working group charged with providing leadership to the aforementioned global project aimed at tackling child hunger in the world’s poorest countries.