Campan aims to nurture transformational businesses to greatness by actively engaging in strategy and providing coaching and mentoring to their leadership teams.


Brett Dawson is best known for his 12-year stint as head of the global IT services giant, Dimension Data. By the time he left the firm, in June 2016, he had quadrupled its annual revenue from $2 billion to $8 billion, expanded its footprint from 30 countries to 58, and grown its local and international employee complement from 8000 to more than 30000.

Two years after handing over the reins Brett is now embarking on the next stage of his journey, starting a personal investment platform called CAMPAN. His enviable track record in the technology industry is largely led by his vision in harnessing the transformative power of new technologies and it is therefor no co-incidence that CAMPAN will focus on investing and mentoring scalable start-ups that that are determined to revolutionise existing business models through the positive application of technology. CAMPAN will focus on driving the trend referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution(4IR).

“The Internet of Things (IOT), big data and cloud computing are just some of the technologies that are driving the world’s transformative transition to the 4IR said Brett. “We are rapidly entering an age where technology, data and business are wholly intertwined, leading to massive changes in efficiency and customer service”.

Brett has a fine eye for talent combined with the hands-on leadership skills necessary to bring out the best in people. He will make a valuable contribution by building motivated leadership teams capable of instilling a globally sustainable and winning culture across the business’ value chain.

Brett has announced his entrance to the competitive world of disruptor start-ups with investments in six early stage brands:

  • WeGather: The ultimate platform for the discussions that matter to you.
  • BrandHubb: The future of retail is rewarding.
  • Fourex: Fast, easy, efficient forex.
  • Free2cycle: Transforming wellbeing by reimagining the commuter cycling business model.
  • Ubusha Technologies: South Africa’s leading identity governance and privileged account management solutions provider, squarely focussed on cyber security and allowing users to secure their future.
  • Wrapistry: The ultimate wedding registry gift experience.


Brett’s vision is for CAMPAN to become a leading incubation platform that nurtures transformational businesses to greatness. The firm will invest in smart businesses, guide and mentor their management teams and ensure that technology is applied to transform customer service, processes, systems, industries and society – thereby ensuring that every CAMPAN-backed business is recognised as truly great.