Sheila King - Founder & Chief Executive


Sheila is renowned for her visionary approach to retail destinations, global industry contacts and retailer relationships. Throughout her career, Sheila has been able to see and anticipate trends in changing retail mix and the growth of new international brands.

She established Sheila King International in 2014 after 19 years as Group Leasing Director and New Business Director at Hammerson plc. Sheila led the leasing strategy for all nine of Hammerson’s major city centre and regional developments including Bullring, Birmingham, Brent Cross and Spitalfields London.  In 1995, she introduced the turnover model into Hammerson for the first time.

Before joining Hammerson plc in 1994, Sheila was a Senior Executive at Capital Shopping Centres (CSC) and, at 26, was given the responsibility to run the development and leasing of The Glades shopping centre, Bromley. At the time, CSC were the leading shopping centre innovators in the UK, introducing rents to the UK.

Industry Appointments

  • Member of the Supervisory Board, Multi Corporation - The Blackstone Group 2015 - 2017

  • Advisor to The Blackstone Group Europe 2017-current

  • ICSC European Executive & Advisory Boards 2008-2019

  • Property Week Editorial Board Member