Fred Robertson serves as Executive Chairman of Brimstone Investment Corporation Ltd, a company which he co-founded in 1995. His Non-Executive chairmanships include Lion of Africa Life Assurance Company Limited, and Sea Harvest Limited. He also serves as deputy chair of Remgro Limited, and as director on the board of Aon Re Africa.
His trusteeships and patronages include: Trustee of the Fred J Robertson Foundation and The District Six Museum Foundation; Patron to the South African Academy for Young Leaders. In 2014, he received the CNBC AFRICA All Africa Business Leadership Awards (AABLA) Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Two years later he conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy by the University of the Western Cape. He received the Kaapstad Sakekamer Die Burger Sakeleier 2016 Award. In 2018 he received the Business Personality of the Year Award from the Black Management Forum Western Cape.