Chief Operating Officer
Lesley Duncan, the IAF’s chief operating officer since September 2013, oversees information technology as well as the management of budget, personnel, audits, facilities and procurement functions. She came to the IAF from the U.S. Agency for International Development where she was a regional advisor on education based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. From 2002 to 2011, Duncan served with the U.S. Peace Corps as country director for Bulgaria and as administrative officer in Thailand. She also worked for the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and East Timor. Previous experience includes administering programs for the California court system related to jurors, interpreters and judicial budgeting and advising rule of law programs in Nigeria and Central Asia. As a volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps, Duncan worked with the staff of Paraguayan Ministry of Agriculture to improve beekeeping.
She graduated from American University in Washington, D.C., and received an M.A. in public administration from the University of San Francisco. She is certified as a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management of the National Center for State Courts. She speaks Spanish and Thai.