Frederick graduated from The University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1968.

Frederick has been the Managing Director of Kempson Capital (which provides corporate consulting for domestic and international companies, high net worth individuals and family offices) in relation to their capital and debt structure since 2001. Through those transactions he has served as Chairman or director of:

• Victor Group Holdings Limited (ASX code VIG);

• HRL Limited (ASX code HRL);

• Umami Seafood Inc. (USA listed Aquaculture Corporation);

• Engsteel Ltd (Russian steel Australian distributor); and

• Simple Trade Pty Ltd (Swedish controlled internet company).

Frederick is a director of Brookmount Exploration Inc, AHA Retail Partners Plc and Livestock Asset Management Pty Limited. Frederick has had a distinguished career in investment banking starting with the RBA licenced official money market dealer (Trans City Discount), followed by an association in London with Bank of England licenced Gillett Brothers Discount House.

In the early 1980s, Frederick became the Managing Director of Australian Investment Finance Limited, a consortium investment bank whose shareholders included ANZ, Bank of Montreal, Irving Trust and Mitsubishi. In 1985, he was appointed by Security Pacific National Bank Los Angeles as Chief Executive Officer of Security Pacific Australia to set up its operations in Australia and New Zealand. He was also appointed the Australian Representative of The Bank of New York IMB (Geneva).

In 2009, when Frederick was a director of Millhouse IAG (a company that invested in emerging German bioscience businesses and facilitated their growth through equity and/or debt from certain German banks), the board resolved to put it into voluntary administration. The administrator subsequently put the company into liquidation. The failure was due to the global financial crisis (in particular on the German banks Millhouse IAG had been dealing with) and the resulting lack of liquidity for the businesses the company had invested in.