Dawn Engelbrecht


My first taste of franchising came through my work as an independent Accountant for a chain of franchised restaurants in South Africa.

I have 20 years’ experience in the franchise industry in New Zealand running the sKids franchise system with our 53 franchisees operating at over 180 locations.

In addition, I have 10 years International franchising experience through the development and growth of our International brand Sherpa Kids.

My experience to date has given me an insight into the varied dynamics of franchising including the single site / multi-site franchisee challenge as well as the varied needs of a rapidly growing franchise system.

Having previously been on the FANZ board I am aware of the excellent work and dedication that the FANZ team put into making this organisation successful.

I am passionate about franchising and I would like to see more NZ franchise systems represented in the FANZ community.