Julia Goodman


Office Location: Johannesburg

Phone: +27 11 6856910

Julia Goodman is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Johannesburg office and is a member of the Global Consumer practice. Her primary focus is on Hospitality and Leisure, Automotive and Digital Transformation. She also works on leadership consulting and advisory projects across all industries.

Prior to her current role at Heidrick & Struggles, Julia worked as an Engagement Manager in the firm. Julia previously spent almost 3 years at a boutique executive search firm in Johannesburg. In this role, Julia worked extensively with C-Suite executives and directors to source the best talent in the market, conduct market scans and talent maps and consult on HR restructuring projects.

Julia started her career as part of a graduate trainee programme at a major international motor company and then worked in sales and marketing at a five star hotel in the UK.


Julia holds an honours degree in Business Management and a bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management from the Swiss Hotel Management School and a Post Graduate Diploma in General Management from the Gordon Institute of Business Science. She is currently studying towards an MBA.