Our Clients

Legitimate Leadership has made a difference in both large and small organisations across diverse geographies and industries.

Enabling legitimate leaders in more than 250 organisations

In the past 25 years, more than 250 organisations have understood that legitimacy is granted to leaders primarily on the basis of two criteria: care
and growth.

Mining & Energy

  • AEL Mining Services
  • Anglogold
  • Attock Refinery Limited
  • BRPM
  • Eastern Chrome Mines
  • Harmony
  • Impala Platinum Refinery
  • International Power Global Developments Limited
  • LMK Resources
  • Matla Colliery
  • Modikwa Platinum Mine
  • Nkomati Mine
  • OMV Pakistan
  • Pakistan State Oil
  • Premier KUFPEC Pakistan B.V. (PKP)
  • Rustenburg Base Metal Refineries
  • Senet
  • Shell Pakistan Limited
  • Tullow Developments

Information Technology/Telecommunications

  • aVision
  • Business Solutions Group
  • Ericsson Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd
  • Mobilink GSM
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Pinewood
  • Praxis
  • Siemens Pakistan
  • T Systems
  • Telenor Pakistan
  • Ufone

Food & Beverage

  • AB Mauri (Australia)
  • Anchor Yeast
  • Browns Cash and Carry
  • Compass Group
  • Imana Foods
  • Kanhym Estates
  • Kumnandi Food Company
  • National Brands Limited
  • Nestlé Pakistan Ltd
  • Pepsi Cola International
  • Pick and Pay
  • Premier Foods


  • Apollo Tyres
  • Barloworld
  • Carglass (Belron Group)
  • Cargo Mercurius
  • Continental Tyres
  • Firestone
  • Ford
  • Goodyear
  • Hyundai
  • Johnson Controls Automotive
  • Motus Financial Services
  • Tredcor
  • Trentyre


  • African Media
  • Center for Management Development (CMD) Lahore
  • CTP Web Printers
  • GHQ/Pakistan Army
  • Graphicor
  • Kaya FM
  • Khalid Aziz & Partners
  • Kievitskroon Country Estate
  • Marriott Chain of Hotels (PSL)
  • Quest Flexible Staffing Solutions
  • Richards Bay Coal Terminal
  • Royal Canin
  • Singita Reserves
  • TCS HR and Management Development Karachi
  • The East London Eye Hospital
  • The Foschini Group
  • TFMC (Total Facility Management Company)
  • Timelenders
  • Unitrans (Pty) Ltd
  • Paarl Media Cape

Financial services

  • Alexander Forbes
  • AON
  • Askari Bank Ltd
  • Bank Alfalah Ltd
  • BankservAfrica
  • Bryte Insurance
  • First National Bank (South Africa and African subsidiaries)
  • Liberty Life
  • Liquid Capital
  • Momentum
  • Mukuru
  • Munnit, Basson and Dagama Attorneys
  • Nedcor
  • Old Mutual
  • Rand Merchant Bank
  • Singular Systems
  • Standard Bank
  • Teba Bank
  • Trans Union ITC


  • Aberdare Cables
  • AECI Coatings
  • African Explosives
  • Afrisam
  • Ampaglas
  • Assa Abbloy
  • Atlantis Forge
  • Chemserve
  • Cisco
  • Crescent Bahuman Ltd
  • Crescent Textile Mills Ltd
  • DCD Dorbyl
  • Denel Land Systems
  • Denel Saab Aerostructures
  • Detnet Solutions
  • Dow – Sentrachem
  • Dulux Decorative
  • Global Forest Products
  • Hall and Longmore
  • Idwala Industrial Minerals
  • Johnson Matthey Catalysts (UK)
  • John Thompson Africa
  • Kafironda Explosives
  • Kynochem
  • Mercedes High Performance Engines (UK)
  • Mondi
  • Murray and Roberts
  • Otto Bros
  • Pretoria Portland Cement
  • Quest chemicals
  • Sasol Oils
  • Sasol Polymers
  • Tubatse Ferrochrome

Public Sector/NGOs

  • Afrika Tikkun
  • Asia Foundation – Governance and Democratic Reform Program
  • Council for Medical Schemes
  • Department of Labour
  • ECSA
  • Eskom
  • HRD Network / MUBARIZA Gender Trainers
  • Project / ROZAN
  • Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)
  • Independent Examination Board (IEB)
  • Independent Schools Association of SA (ISASA)
  • Office of the Premier – Gauteng
  • OVAH
  • Punjab Rural Support Program (PRSP)
  • Rural Finance
  • SABS
  • Sedibeng Municipality
  • SMRI
  • South African Revenue Services (SARS)
  • South African Reserve Bank
  • Taraqee Foundation
  • World Vision


  • Aga Khan University
  • Cambridge University Institute of Manufacturing
  • Canada Pakistan Basic Education Program (CPBEP)
  • Ed-U-Options
  • Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
  • King Edward Medical College
  • Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS)
  • Nelson Mandela Municipal University
  • Parktown Girls High School
  • St Stithians College
  • University of Cape Town: Graduate School of Business (GSB UCT)
  • University of Pretoria

What Our Clients Say

Legitimate Leadership services organisations both in South Africa and Globally. Over the past two decades, the founder of Legitimate Leadership, Wendy Lambourne has become an internationally-recognised authority on practically achieving transformation in organisations using the Legitimate Leadership Model, the primary pillars of which are Care and Growth. Led by Wendy, the Legitimate Leadership team bring decades of industry expertise in driving our leadership approach and related advice.

A client said: “Wendy embodies the values of Care and Growth of people in the workplace, her actions are invariably consistent with these values. In her extensive consultancy work with us, she has on all occasions added value to the specific issue at hand, at the same time consolidating the leadership ethos, both as a philosophy and as integral to our day to day leadership practices.”


Tony Chen

Johnson Matthey, JMBM China

“We are going to celebrate 200 year anniversary of JM this year. While feeling proud of this splendid history, we also need to understand the secret of this miracle. It is the generations of JM people who created the value and served the customers. Care & Growth is the only approach to help developing your people to become the most important asset and bring the sustainability of JM in the next century.”


Ross Spencer Duffy

Managing Director, Komodo Limited

“Wendy Lambourne is the epitome of Care and Growth leadership. In a world full of theories, Wendy is able to articulate, translate and guide the implementation of the Care and Growth model in a very practical and purposeful way. Having worked closely with Wendy to implement Care and Growth leadership across a large organization, and since then implemented the model in two other organizations, I can vouch for both the content and knowledge that Wendy brings to the table. This stuff works in the real world!”


Hendrik Koornhof

Operations, Johnson Matthey Catalysts (UK) 2012

“This leadership model has the potential to transform your organisation by transforming those who work there … the only reason why transformation is not attainable is a lack of courage.”

Implementation Partner

“To be honest, at first I thought that it would be a load of old codswallop, but the fact that you have to have accountability in there turned it from a soft and fluffy idea into a hard and effective one.”