Mr Freedman was appointed a Director of PET in October, 2010.
Mr Freedman has a long history of involvement and expertise in public companies with international trading and investment activities. He began his career with the Gold Fields Group: initially an analyst, he rose to Director of Group companies. He later joined BT Australia as Manager, Investments.
In 1980 he founded Equitilink Limited, an investment management group which he grew to a global company with operations around the world and over $3 billion under management. He held Chairman and/or Director positions in a number of public and private companies in Australia, the United States, the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Taiwan.
He was a member of the syndicate which bought the Ten Network, of which he became a director, taking it out of receivership and helping to make it the most profitable media network in Australia for some years.
In 2000 he sold the Equitilink Group and in 2004 sold out of the Ten Group.
He currently manages his private investment portfolio of international shares, property and fixed income securities. He is a mentor to a number of resource, biotech and technology companies.
He is Chairman of The Freedman Foundation, a philanthropic foundation funded by the Freedman family, which assists and supports young Australians in many areas of endeavor. The Foundation also finances a broad range of medical and scientific programs and organizations.
In 2001 he was awarded The Order of Australia for service to the community, to medical research, the arts, and to business and investment in Australia.
Mr Freedman is Chairman of Phoslock Environmental Technologies’ Remuneration and Nomination committees and a member of the Audit Committee.