Sheela lives in Buckinghamshire with her family. Born, raised and educated in Malaysia and Singapore, she came to London to study Law at Queen Mary College, London University qualifying as a barrister and then requalifying as a solicitor.
After working for large London City firms, she co-founded and set up a small legal practice in Knightsbridge practising family law and litigation.
Having a profound interest in the well-being of families and its impact on the health of our country, Sheela has been actively involved in the area of strengthening family life in Britain today including:
-co-authoring the Centre for Social Justice report ‘Every Family Matters’, which sets out 131 recommendations covering all areas of strengthening family life in Britain.
-chairing the Diaspora Emerging Leadership programme (DELP), a social enterprise which she co-founded with Lord Wei. Its missions;
*train, support, nurture and connect global leaders from UK diaspora communities with business, social and other opportunities;
*create a powerful network of leaders committed to positive change to promote global trade, and foster better cross cultural understanding, as the world embraces the opportunities and tackles the social and other challenges that come with the global rising East and South.
-active volunteering, campaigning, fund-raising for the local communities and also the national and international charities, social action projects and enterprises including: British Red Cross (Vice Chairman), NSPCC (Chairman, Buckinghamshire), Friends of Knotty Green Project (nominated for HM Queen’s Special Award), School Governor of Beaconsfield High School, DrugFAM (Trustee) supporting families affected by substance abuse, Street Dream (Trustee) a local charity helping disadvantaged, disruptive youth to achieve a positive sustainable future by teaching them vital life skills and the Sea Cadets.
-selected as a Woman of Achievement by the 2009 Women of the Year Nominating Council.
-active in local and national politics because ‘politics touches virtually every aspect of our lives and it is important to participate and make our views known and heard so that we can help shape the political landscape’.
Sheela enjoys connecting people with business, social and other opportunities and mentoring both young people on possible career paths and adults wanting to focus on life and professional and domestic goals.
Today, she continues striving to achieve a life that is balanced between her business interests, the projects and causes she is passionate about and spending time with family and friends. She enjoys walking to keep fit and to enjoy the glorious countryside.