Ali is a multipotentialite, working to empower communities to create social innovation and change to address problems in society. He has 20 years of experience working with communities, the public and private sector.

Ali is the trustee of Solutions Not Sides, a conflict resolution charity which works in schools to foster critical thinking and peace building by bringing together Palestinian and Israeli peace activists. He is the founder of Christian Muslim Encounters, which builds bridges across communities, academia and policy makers.

Ali is currently writing a book on interfaith.