Ali is an experienced finance professional, business leader and company director working in the defence industry. She joined BAE Systems plc in October 2020 as Director of Group Taxation. Prior to this Ali worked in the cyber-security sector as a director and Vice President of Sophos Group plc. She holds tax committee roles with the Confederation of British Industry and is a West Midlands Council member. These roles involve regular communication with government on fiscal policy and tax reform.

She is a regular speaker at conferences on international finance. Prior to joining Sophos, Ali held senior roles in the oil industry and technology sector.

Ali is also a past director of the UK chapter of International Women’s Forum, a global organisation advancing leadership across careers, cultures and continents. She leads on initiatives to encourage women to pursue careers in the technology sector.

Ali holds a BSc (Hons) in Genetics from University of Aberdeen. Outside of work, Ali is mum to a very sporty family and is a keen parkrunner and marathon runner.

Follow her on Twitter: @1happyrunner | #techshecan

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