Leslie Bird oversees the finance, administration and IT departments. She is a member of the Senior Management Team and Secretary of Bioversity's Board of Trustees. Leslie's past experiences include management positions at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Boothbay Harbor, ME USA; Harvard AIDS Institute, Boston, MA USA. She was a Peace Corp Volunteer in Togo, West Africa.
BA and MBA from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA.