Shikala became a trustee at the Cardiff City FC Foundation in February 2016. Shikala's lead responsibilities and expertise include workforce development and continuous improvement. Shikala is Chair of the Programmes and Partnerships advisory Group.

Shikala has worked in both the Public and Private Sector including FTSE 100 blue-chip organisations. Shikala’s expertise includes strategic planning and management of re-engineering business processes through major organisational restructuring, project management and problem solving. She currently works in NHS Wales.