Ali holds an MPA from Carleton University, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa. She brings over 20 years’ experience in strategic planning, market research, policy development and project management. Starting her career in the federal public service, she has worked with many agencies in Calgary and in Ottawa. She has also led the planning and implementation of several ground-breaking projects with national scope, and drafted highly-complex, politically-sensitive documents where precision, discretion and attention to detail are essential. Her particular strength is tackling complex projects with tact and finesse.