Our District Governor 2023 to 2024
Sabaratham (Prath) Prathapan & Inthumathy (Inthu)
Sabaratnam (Prath) retired as an Associate Professor of Engineering at Charles Darwin University (CDU).
He is a civil engineer with almost 45 years’ experience.
Prath was the President of the Engineers Australia Northern Division for two years and is a previous recipient of the Northern Professional Engineer of the Year Award.
Prath also holds a Bachelor of Business in accounting resulting in the FCPA professional qualification. Other qualifications include Master of Engineering, Diploma of Teaching and an Honorary Doctor of Letters.
Sabaratnam was born in Sri Lanka. When he was 19 years old, he left for England to attend university where he received a B.Sc. Hons in Civil Engineering. Prath started his lecturing career in Singapore.
He came to Darwin in 1978 after a four-year period in Singapore.
When NT University was established, he became a Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Prath also held the position of CEO of a government department called NT Training and Employment Authority.
He has been a member of Rotary for almost 40 years – a past club president and has held many different portfolios and committee positions.
Prath has been coordinating the National Youth Science Forum program in Darwin for 15 years. In 2020-21 he was the District 9550 Peace Scholarships Chair.
Sabaratnam is married to Inthumathy (Inthu). They have two grown up boys. Inthu has a Bachelor of Education degree and has worked at primary teaching level and in libraries