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5. Dec, 2014

Praanesh Prasad is the first born of father, Dr Ram Lakhan and mother Mrs Saroj Kumari Prasad. He was born in Suva in Fiji on 6th March 1965. He too began his formative education in a village school but later joined Veiuto Primary School to complete his initial education. 

Praanesh then enjoyed his additional stint of education at Suva Grammar School before going to Indooroopilly State High School in Brisbane Queensland Australia to complete his High School Certificate. 

Praanesh completed his Mechanical Enginering Diploma and Degree from Queensland University of Technology and worked his way up in various successful accomplishments. He loves socializing with friends and colleagues. Playing golf is one of his leisure activities and  the other is fishing, that teaches him a love of outdoor life and patience.

He is married to Ranitta Prasad, a successful high school teacher and they have two beautiful daughters Jaya and Meera who are doing extremely well in their respective educational pursuits.

Praanesh holds a very lucrative and important position of Chief Executive Officer  of Workpac in Queensland and enjoys his family life because of the strong support from his family. Praanesh, Ranitta, Jaya and Meera provided great support in the healing process of their father and grandfather when he lost his wife, their mother and grandmother.

The progress and prosperity of the family is encumbant on the perseverence and tenacity of each member of this great and lovely social unit.

PRAANESH PRASAD My Eldest Child (Son)

Managing Director  07 3251 2222  praanesh.prasad@workpac.com

Praanesh Prasad joined WorkPac in 2010. Appointed CEO in 2013, Praanesh maintained and grew the business through the end of the Global Financial Crisis and a mining and resources downturn. 

Responsible for the operational delivery, quality training, safety and financial performance of WorkPac, Praanesh's tenacious approach to delivering diversified investments and revenue streams saw him join the WorkPac Group board as Managing Director in 2016. 

“Whether it's our fleet maintenance services, our healthcare businesses, our registered training organisation or our disruptive technology and software innovations, we're making our business materially different now and over the next five years compared to the previous five years. Our pathway to diversification allows us to remain strong,” says Praanesh.

WorkPac's Managing Director has influenced heavy industry and technology on a global scale. As Honeywell Inc's former Global Business Director - Mining, Minerals and Metals he developed and executed business improvement and capital projects within mining and mineral processing operations across Chile, Indonesia, Africa and Australia. 

During his tenure with the WorkPac Group, the business has continued to exceed its targets of 12% average annual growth and gross profit and importantly, doing this without compromising the business' investment priorities in valuing people, safety, innovation, customers, our Field Team Member services and community. 

“I've worked for some of the world's largest organisations but there is a heightened sense of comradery here at WorkPac,” says Praanesh. “We play for the jumper”.


5. Dec, 2014

Praneeta Prasad

Praneeta is the elder of the two lovely daughters of Dr Ram Lakhan & Mrs Saroj Kumari Prasad. She was born in Suva in Fiji on 30th June 1968 and also began her early childhood education in a village school but later entered Vatuwaqa Primary School to complete her primary education.

Praneeta continued her secondary education at Suva Grammar School but later went to Brisbane Girls’ Grammar to complete her HSC. She then went to finish her tertiary education in science and psychology at University of Queensland.

Praneeta is married to Shalendra Ram, a civil engineer by trade and they live and work in Brisbane. All their children are doing well and enjoying life to the fullest. Hamish is a handsome young man ready to work harder at a tertiary institution next year whereas Jayden is growing well to face the complex world. Grace and Harrison are also developing themselves with care and caution.

Praneeta worked as a teacher but had to leave work to become fulltime carer for Jayden. She has been a great support for the healing process of her father after her mother passed away.

Praneeta has been a brilliant student, a loving daughter, devoted wife, kind and considerate mother with great compassion for her children. She is enjoying her family life because of her empathy for everyone.

5. Dec, 2014

Harshita shares her birthday with Rohitesh Prasad with a three year gap. Her birth took place on 29th September 1969 in Suva in Fiji. She is the third lucky child of Dr Ram Lakhan & Mrs Saroj Kumari Prasad and the younger of their two daughters. 

Harshita began her early childhood education at a village school in Navua but gained her admittance at a prestegious primary school in Vatuwaqa. She then went to Suva Grammar School, Brisbane Girls' Grammar School, Xavier College and Natabua High School to finish her High School education. 

Harshita completed her tertiary education at Victoriua University of Wellinton in New Zealand in 1993 and got married to Naresh K Patel, a successful business personality. They have two very intelligent and pretty daughters and after working in NZ, Australia, Amsterdam, Hongkong and Malaysia they are now enjoying their adventure in Manila.

Harshita has been a strong pillar of love and support for the Patel Family and enjoys a game of tennis every now and then. She has a flare for culinary art and has been a volunteer at various educational institutions.

Harshita was an ecellent orator during her high school years and then acted as a successful manager for a few boutiques in New Zealand.