Fred, also a lawyer, is currently chief executive of the National Roads Authority (NRA). He is a former Chairman of the Conference of European Road Directors, and Director of the National Development Finance Agency. Prior to joining the NRA he was CEO of Jacobs Engineering International. During his 30 years of project management of complex projects, he has worked on major infrastructural and industrial projects in Africa, the Middle East, Canada and the USA. He has published extensively on the topic and acted as keynote speaker and chair at many domestic and international conferences.