Frederic was appointed Divisional Managing Director of Boral Gypsum in October 2012 when the Asian and Australian plasterboard businesses were combined. Prior to this Frederic was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Boral Gypsum Asia in December 2011 following Boral's acquisition of Lafarge's interest in Lafarge Boral Gypsum Asia (LBGA). He was previously Chief Executive Officer of LBGA from 2009-2011. Prior to this, Frederic held a number of senior roles in his 22 year career with Lafarge, including managing the Cement Ready Mix and Aggregates business in South Africa and the Cement business in South Korea. He was also responsible for Research & Development for the Lafarge Group. Prior to joining Lafarge he was a scientific researcher for the French National Research Centre and a post-doctorate researcher with IBM Research Labs in the USA. He holds a PhD in Physical Sciences from University of Orsay.