Fred was a Life Member and a founding committee member of the Queensland Coal Preparation Society. His service is listed below:
- Founding committee member
- 7 years on the Committee – 1967-68 until 1973-74.
Fred was involved in the coal industry and associated supply industries from 1926 and he retired from Rhondda Collieries as Surface Superintendent managing the operations including the preparation plant.in 1975.
He was awarded Life Membership of the Society in 1994.