Fred spent 10 years of his career assuming various positions at the eThekwini Municipality’s Economic Development and Facilitation Department. This culminated in him being appointed as the Head of this department. Whilst at the municipality, he was also appointed as a member of the eThekwini Municipality’s Strategic Management team and was responsible for the management of several eThekwini Municipal policy development processes. His professional strengths have led him to develop and strategically manage several Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment deals for projects such as the R120 million Umlazi Mega City retail development as well as the R750 million mixed use Ushaka Marine World in Durban. His entrepreneurial skills are highlighted in early years as the Managing Director of NVees Clothing Manufacturers with a staff complement of 120 employees and an annual turnover of R15 million in 1992. Fred is also the COO of Crowie Holdings and is non executive director at Enza Construction, Focus Project Management and Standard Electrical.