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 Insurance Company Limited, Lion of Africa Life Assurance Company Limited, and Sea Harvest Limited. He also serves as co-deputy chair of Remgro Limited, and as director on the boards of Aon Re Africa, Swiss Re Life and Health Africa, and Stonehage Flemming Financial Services.
His trusteeships and patronages include: Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of the Western Cape Foundation; 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.