Ali is an ambitious charity worker with a keen interest in pioneering innovative approaches to social problems. He previously volunteered as Secretary of Ansar Youth Project, where he helped to set up a faith and culturally sensitive youth club in Harrow. He has also served on the Youth Advisory Panel of MyBnk, the Young Foundation Investment Committee, and the Young Muslims Advisory Group.
After graduating in Financial Economics from the University of Leicester, Ali worked as Assistant Editor of emel, a Muslim lifestyle publication. He most recently worked as a Development Coordinator at Cause4, a social enterprise that supports charities through fundraising and programme development.