Freeman is the former the Chief Executive Officer of ESAAG with effect from 01 April 2016 ending 30 March 2017. He was the Accountant-General of South Africa at the National Treasury for more than nine years and his responsibilities included setting and executing the strategy for financial management improvement and governance in the South African public sector. This role covered areas such as accounting, reporting, internal audit, risk management as well as the public financial management legislations. In the past four (4) years this role expanded to include investigations of financial management system failures and forensic investigations.
He served on various boards of directors and trustees on behalf of the South African government, including the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA), which regulates the auditing profession; and the Accounting Standard Board (ASB), which sets accounting standards for the South African public sector. Freeman also serves on the advisory committee of the University of Pretoria’s faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.