Next Payments has appointed experienced industry executive, Peter Walford, as Chief Operating Officer, based in Sydney. Peter brings a wealth of experience in the technology sector which will assist the Next executive team in forging their strategic direction domestically and internationally.

Peter’s previous experience includes working with leading gaming machine manufacturers and gaming system companies both domestically and internationally. This experience and knowledge puts Next Payments in a unique position to continue to grow partnerships with casino’s, clubs and hotels.

Tim Wildash, CEO, Next Payments commented, “We’re delighted to start 2019 by announcing Peter’s appointment. His proven ability to work with a wide range of technology solutions, his deep understanding of global markets, as well as his customer engagement focus, makes him a perfect fit for us.”

“I’m very confident that he will play a major role in assisting Next Payments to drive and achieve our growth targets and contribute to our strategic direction for many years to come, as we move the business to the next level.”


Next Payments is a privately-owned business headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. The company is owned by Macquarie Group and local investors. Next Payments specialise in payments hardware and software for the gaming and hospitality sector and have over 80 employees throughout Australia and New Zealand.   

Products include ATMs, Cash Out Systems, Cash Recyclers, Cash Redemption Terminals, Loyalty Kiosks, Prepaid Loyalty Cards and Reconciliation Software.