Tom Arnold’s current main tasks include serving 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; member, High Level Groups on EU Policy Innovation. Tom was Ireland’s Special Envoy for Food Systems (2021-22); he chaired Ireland’s 2030 agri-food strategy committee which produced Food Vision 2030, Ireland’s national agri-food strategy to 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). He was a member of the Champions Group Network for the Food Systems Summit (2021). His previous roles included serving as 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 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. He has Honorary Doctorates from the National University of Ireland (NUI) and from UCD.
Tom McEnaney founded Effective Aid Ukraine in May 1998. He is a media consultant and the former business editor of both the Irish Independent, Ireland’s best-selling daily newspaper, and The Sunday Times (Ireland). He has held senior positions with The Irish Times, Business & Finance Magazine, The Sunday Tribune, Today FM, and Newstalk.
Bart is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland. After qualifying and completing his time in practice with Bastow Charleton (now Crowe) Bart went on to work as CFO/Finance Director with a number of Irish companies including Altobridge which he co-founded and helped to grow the business to ultimately employ 150 people in four jurisdictions around the world. He currently works as CFO consultant with Kaizen Workforce Solutions and a number of other Irish SME’s.
Nataly Stetsenko is the lead caseworker for Ukrainians with the Irish Red Cross. She has over 12 years of experience in the healthcare and medical tourism industry, dealing with the public & private sector and non-profit organisations, mostly in Ukraine. Nataly holds a master’s in history, a postgraduate degree in nursing, and a teaching degree in social science.
Stevey McGeown is an entrepreneur and results consultant from Armagh, Ireland who built 13 successful Health Clubs. He was awarded International Franchisee out of 5000 businesses globally for his business success.Stevey is Cofounder & Director for not-for-profit organisation The 'Super You' which delivers Empowering and Inspirational programs into schools across the island of Ireland
Paul has been involved in the transport industry for over 30 years, in that time covering all aspects of the industry. Today he is a director and partner in Galway Tour Company and Galway Coach & Truck Repairs. A Dublin native, Paul has made his home in the west of Ireland for over 20 years and has dedicated his time to introducing thousands of visitors to the best of the west and beyond. He has 20 years of management and a wealth of experience in marketing and SEO.