Dr Bari is Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, elected in June 2006. He is a member of ATL - Association of Teachers and Lecturers.
He is an educationalist by profession, with a PhD and PGCE from King's College London and a Management degree from the Open University. He has worked as an Air Force Officer, researcher in physics, science teacher and SEN specialist in London. He is former president of Islamic Forum Europe and is chair of the East London Mosque Trust. He is a member of the Inner Cities Religious Council and Pan-London Advisory Group on Faith. He is a board member of The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games Ltd.
He is an author of several books
on parenting, and issues of youth and identity. These include:'Building Muslim Families', 'A Guide to Parenting', and 'Race, Religion & Muslim identity in Britain'.
Dr Bari has previously served as an Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General of the MCB.
He is married with