Salma Shah

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Salma Shah is special adviser to Sajid Javid, the former UK business secretary, now communities secretary.

In 2014 Shah replaced Jo Hindley, who was media adviser to the former culture secretary Maria Miller.[1]


Shah previously worked as a broadcast journalist for the BBC from October 2012 until May 2014. Before this, she managed communications for Business in the Community's Olympic legacy project, for the Freelance PR arc programme. [1]

In 2012 Shah was also a researcher for Zeppotron (EndemolUK) and in 2010 was a researcher for Princess productions.

Shah first ventured into politics as press officer for the Conservative Party in 2009. [1]

Shah has worked for Javid since May 2014, first in the Department for Culture, Media & Sport then at BIS. She is paid an annual salary of £66,000. [2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sajid Javid seeks the Wright touch with the media The Guardian, 19.05.2014, accessed 30 September 2014 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Shah" defined multiple times with different content
  2. Special advisers in post, 30 November 2014 GOV.UK, accessed 30 April 2015