Leadership Team

Silver Chef Limited's leadership team is a group of professionals all dedicated to delivering value to the shareholder while creating a great place to work for their people and an industry leading experience for their customers.

Damien Guivarra

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Damien Guivarra was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer in November 2016. He was previously the company's Chief Operating Officer and has been with Silver Chef in various roles for more than 10 years. He has played an integral role in the growth of the Company holding a variety of sales focused and operational management roles, including managing the Northern Region business across both the Silver Chef and GoGetta brands.  Prior to joining Silver Chef, he held a variety of national sales and marketing roles.


Graeme Fallet

Chief Financial Officer

Graeme is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of accounting and finance experience, having worked as the Chief Financial Officer of several ASX public companies including Lovisa Holdings, Australian Pharmaceutical Industries, Ventracor and GasNet Australia. Graeme has strong competencies in executive leadership and management across a broad range of disciplines including corporate strategy, finance and capital management, taxation, accounting and corporate governance. He commenced as Chief Financial Officer of Silver Chef on 20 June 2018. Graeme also volunteers his time as a Non-Executive Director of Alkira, which is a not for profit organisation providing support to people with intellectual disabilities. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Company Directors.


Doug McAlpine

Executive General Manager, Australia and New Zealand 

Doug has strong competencies in the areas of accounting, capital management, corporate governance and risk management and was appointed Executive General Manager of Australia and New Zealand in November 2017. He is a Chartered Accountant and initially joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in August 2014. He brings to the company 15 years of accounting and finance experience, including Financial Officer and Company Secretary of public companies in Australia. His previous experience includes Chief Financial Officer of Stanmore Coal Limited and prior to that Chief Financial Officer of Watpac Limited and Ariadne Limited.


Rob Phelps

Executive General Manager, Canada

Robert was appointed to lead Silver Chef's Canadian business in November 2017. Prior to the appointment he was Executive General Manager of the company's northern region. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial sector, including executive positions with RemServ, St George Banking Group and National Australia Bank. Robert has a track record of achieving industry leading customer satisfaction levels and high performance sales cultures. As Executive General Manager Canada he is responsible for continuing to grow Silver Chef's brand awareness and market penetration in this important growth market. He is a passionate and dedicated executive committed to delivering superior customer service and building strong and mutually rewarding relationship with partners and clients. 


Peta Karunaratne

Head of People, Transformation and Innovation

Peta joined Silver Chef in August 2017 with an extensive career creating organisational contexts where people and ideas can thrive. She has more than 15 years' experience in innovation, transformation and organisational development working for large multinational and international organisations, including KPMG, Thiess, Optus and Suncorp. She is driven by a strong set of values that are centred on the belief that everyone is uniquely human and deserves the opportunity to realise their full potential and embrace and nurture their individual strengths.


Vinnie D'Alessandro

Head of Technology

Vinnie D'Alessandro joined Silver Chef in June 2015 as IT Manager. He has 18 years of technology experience across various operational, architecture, strategy and management roles. After a decade in the energy and construction industries, Vinnie joined the ASX listed Tatts Group where he led the award winning infrastructure architecture team. Since joining Silver Chef he has developed the Group IT strategy and set about building a team of solution focused technology professionals.