Ali has been in this role since 2005. He has been skateboarding in Edinburgh constantly since 1988 barring a few breaks to heal broken bones. Initially his days were spent at Bristo Square street skateboarding until the new dawn of Concrete skateparks in Scotland. Although the closure of Bristo Square is still a sore point. He can now be found skating Saughton or Portobello skateparks in Edinburgh a few times a week with his son Kieran who rides for Santa Cruz. He also has two other kids which keep him busy at home. He spends a lot of time trying to organise events for Skateboard Scotland such as War of the Thistles. To pay the bills he currently works as a Vice President for a corporate bank.