Salman Desai - Director of Strategy & Planning

Salman joined the Ambulance Service as a student paramedic in 1997 and qualified as a Paramedic a year later. During his time with the ambulance service Salman was seconded to lead on a joint project with the Greater Manchester Local Authorities before was appointed as Head of Service Modernisation and Performance Management for the trust covering the Cumbria & Lancashire Area in 2007.

In 2010, Salman successfully secured a place on the National NHS Leadership Programme which incorporated a two-year secondment to a large teaching hospital as their Transformation Lead. More recently, he has been an associate director before taking up his current post as Director of Strategy and Planning.