Prof Sonja Verwey is the Head of the School of Communication as well as Head of the Department of Strategic Communication at the University of Johannesburg. Prior to this she was Executive Director: Human Resources at the University of Johannesburg where her responsibilities included professionalising the Human Resources function and acting as key change navigator through the renewal and re-design of the University of Johannesburg.
She is past and present editor of Communicare, the Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa, and serves on the editorial boards of several national and international journals. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Corporate Communication International. She is Past President of the Southern African Communication Association.