The Team

Ben Buckle
Manager & Part-Owner of German Automotive.

Ben Buckle began his European vehicle career at the former luxury car dealer Peck & Stokes. Training on BMW, Ben became an award winning apprentice before broadening his knowledge at Geelong’s Volkswagen, Audi and Renault dealer. Ben’s passion for his work, and in particular prestige European cars, is clearly apparent with the quality of his workmanship. In 2007 Ben joined Hunter Cuthill and is now joint owner and manager of German Automotive.

Lee Farrell
(Qualified Technician)

Lee began his automotive career in his home country of England working with several major European vehicle dealers. During this time he achieved the internationally recognised status of Master Technician, the highest possible accomplishment for a technician. Lee’s impressive amount of expertise allows him to diagnose and repair the most complex of vehicle issues. He is an extremely valuable member of German Automotive, who’s enabled our entire team to learn from his vast experience and knowledge. Lee believes strongly in a healthy diet and fitness lifestyle and has completed multiple triathlons.

Nathan O’Keefe
(Qualified Technician)

Nathan is our newest fully qualified technician and joins us from the dealer. Like Michael, he sought to find more challenging and in depth work with European vehicles. Nathan is a very neat and fastidious tech, who immediately demonstrated a strong work ethic. All traits we value highly at German Automotive. Nathan is a talented motocross rider and is currently training to ride at a professional level.

Michael Kynoch
Qualified Technician

Michael comes to us from the dealer, as he sought to find more challenging and in depth work with an independent European vehicle specialist. Michael is able to handle complex work on all Euro makes. He has a true passion for cars spending a significant amount of his spare time restoring project cars to showroom condition. Michael has become a fantastic technician over the course of his apprenticeship with us, and we look forward to him to continue his growth.

Sebastian Pretorius
Qualified Technician

Sebastian jumped at the opportunity to begin a challenging apprenticeship with German Automotive, which he has since completed. It has been very satisfying watching him learn the trade and become a technician capable of handling some of the most complex work carried out in our workshop. We are very proud of “Seabass” and the personality he brings to our team. Seabass is also a loved member of the Bannockburn Football Club.

Kane Holiday
Apprentice Technician

Kane joins the team at GA after already completing some of his apprenticeship at the dealer. We are impressed with his enthusiasm to learn the trade and make a career in the automotive industry. We are very happy to have Kane on board and we are sure that with guidance and training from our qualified technicians, he will become an excellent European vehicle technician.

Luke Coppe
Apprentice Technician

Luke is our newest team member. He has started the journey to become a fully qualified European vehicle technician by beginning and apprenticeship with us. Luke not only has a genuine enthusiasm for cars but has a very friendly manner and isn’t afraid of hard work. These qualities will not only make him a valued team member but with time and experience, an excellent technician.

Sarah Jones
Administration

Sarah’s broad role at GA covers all manner of administration work and beyond. Challenged with the responsibility of managing nearly every other aspect of German Automotive that does not include working on vehicles, she does an exceptional job. Especially competent and genuinely friendly, you will find her an absolute pleasure to deal with. We are very proud to have Sarah as the first point of contact for the German Automotive team.