Salma Shah

Position: Independent Non-Executive Director

Board Committees

Chair of the ESG Committee
Member of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee

Date of Appointment to the Board

1 April 2022

Other current appointments

Salma is founder of Kraken Strategy, a communications and policy consultancy.

Past Roles

Salma was a Partner at Portland Communications from 2021 to February 2023 and Chief of Staff to the Home Secretary from 2018 to 2019. Salma held Special Advisor roles in several Government departments between 2014 and 2018, including the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Department of Business Innovation and Skills, and Department of Culture Media and Sport. Prior to this, Salma worked for BBC News as a news and political programmes producer from 2012 to 2014.

Skills and experience

  • Public Sector expertise
  • Extensive experience in public policy, public affairs and communications
  • An honours degree in Journalism & Politics from University of Salford