Freeman holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honors) degree from the University of Zimbabwe and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe, a qualification he attained in 1984. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He is a former partner in the assurance and accountancy practice of Coopers & Lybrand (now Pricewaterhouse Coopers). He was the first black Zimbabwean to be admitted as a partner at Coopers and & Lybrand (1987– 1994) and only the second black Zimbabwean to be admitted to partnership in one of the “top four” accounting firms in Zimbabwe. He was pivotal in creating the Intermarket Financial Services Group which was involved in retail and wholesale banking, life assurance, mortgage finance, reinsurance and stock broking. He left the Intermarket Group in 2002 to lead a consortium which acquired a clothing manufacturer, Playtime Manufacturers (Private) Limited. Freeman has served as a board member on many quoted companies.