About Us.

Kate Presnell Bodyworks is a professional and customer-centric collision repair service that has been serving the Tasmanian community for over 40 years.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality and excellence, offering highly trained technicians who are dedicated to providing the best possible care for our client’s vehicles. With strong systems in place, we ensure a seamless and efficient experience, from the moment your vehicle arrives to the moment your vehicle departs.

Founded by Gary Presnell in 1981, we are a family business imbedded in the local community, we prioritise building lasting relationships and creating a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment for our clients. Trust Kate Presnell Bodyworks for a seamless and exceptional collision repair experience.


Meet the Team.

Welcome to KPB Team, where professionalism meets fun and happiness.

We are a dedicated group of highly trained individuals who are passionate about providing quality service to our customers. Our team is customer-centric, always going the extra mile to ensure your satisfaction. Our vision is to lead the automotive industry into the future by putting the consumer first always. With KPB Team, you can trust that you are in capable hands that are committed to exceeding your expectations – experience the difference with KPB!

Kate Presnell
// Managing Director

Kate Presnell

Brad Harwood

// Training & Quality Assurance Manager

Jo-Ann Woollacott

// Administration Assistant

Joe Burden

// Workshop Manager


// Corporate Services Manager

Connor Mitchell

// Automotive Refinishing Technician

Liam Malcolm

// Automotive Refinishing Technician

Jeb Olding

// Automotive Refinishing Technician and Automotive Repair Technician

John Ryrie

// Automotive Repair Technician


// Apprentice Automotive Refinishing Technician

Rick Apted

// Automotive Repair Technician

Nick Bailey

// Apprentice Automotive Repair Technician

Rydar Kelb

// Apprentice Automotive Repair Technician

Chris Bulk

// Parts Interpreter


// 1st Year Apprentice

We will lead the Automotive Industry into the future by putting the consumer first, always!