Who we are

Stonehouse Initiatives PTY (Ltd) is a Leadership Development company with access to local and international expertise, both academic and professional.

The company is owned and run by Judy van Dam, a senior advertising executive of long standing, who has many years of leadership experience and a passion for developing leaders at all levels in an organisation. Judy was the Johannesburg MD of one of the world’s largest advertising groups for over 6 years and served on the board of directors for 13 years. She also played a leadership role in the Advertising Industry as a board member of the ACA (Association for Communication & Advertising), the industry’s governing body. Judy chaired the ACA Remuneration sub-committee, which set guidelines for fee protocols in the South African Advertising Industry.

Stonehouse Initiatives works with the University of California, Berkeley and represents its Executive Coaching Institute in South Africa. We also collaborate with GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Science).