Salma is our Chief Executive and was appointed in July 2023.
Salma was previously Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Strategy and Change at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust where she had been since 2017.
Salma has led policy work on equalities across systems in parts of Yorkshire and London. She has had a number of leadership roles, including as Chief Executive of an award-winning mental health community development charity in an inner-city area that she established from a pilot project. It was recognised nationally for developing ground-breaking ways of engaging people from diverse communities, with the aim of reducing health inequalities and helping people to improve their mental health.
Salma is passionate about public services and the role that they play in addressing inequalities and enabling every person to live a safe, connected, meaningful and healthy life.