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)
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”.