Our People

Tim Wildash

Chief Executive Officer

After witnessing the proliferation of independent ATMs in North America, Tim partnered with South Africa’s leading ATM deployer and created one of Australia’s largest ATM companies, ATM Solutions, which later evolved into a publicly listed company.

Tim has had a long and successful relationship with Macquarie Group who he has partnered with again in creating Next Payments, Australia's fastest growing payments hardware and software business. Tim has been in the payments sector for over 20 years.

Peter Walford

Chief Operating Officer

Peter is the Chief Operating Officer at Next Payments. He has a c-suite executive background in the gaming sector and is responsible for assisting with the company’s strategic direction and leveraging his capabilities in the gaming sector.

Larisa Terentev

Chief Financial Officer

Larisa has been in the payments sector for 18 years. She holds an MBA from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and is responsible for managing finances, including financial planning, management of financial risks, record-keeping, and financial reporting.

HK Kang

Chief Technical Officer

HK is the Chief Technical Officer at Next Payments. He is responsible for delivering new hardware and software technology innovations customised to the local market.

He previously worked with a supplier to Next Payments, Hyosung TNS, as General Manager of Research and Development in Korea, and is an award-winning researcher and adviser for technology-intensive firms.

Dean Male

General Manager – Gaming Innovation

Dean has over 15 years at General Manager level specialising in the gaming sector and is responsible for bringing new gaming products to market. Dean has a deep understanding of the cash redemption terminal product category.

Tyson Lester

General Manager - Sales and Marketing

Tyson has been in the payments sector for 14 years in a variety of roles including Operations and Sales Manager. As General Manager at Next Payments, he has contributed towards growing Next Payments to one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest ATM providers.

Mark Beddoe

General Manager - Products and Systems

Mark is a founding member of Next Payments with over 18 years of experience in payments and product development for the hospitality and retail markets. Mark’s experience helps ensure Next Payments’ products and services are best in class, driving return on investment for its partners.

Cassie Willetts

Human Resources Manager

Cassie is the Human Resources Manager at Next Payments. She has 15 years experience as an executive assistant supporting high profile, corporate and entrepreneurial executives, along with 10 years in the payments industry and has completed diplomas in both Business and Event Management and Human Resource Management.

Ehab Zakout

Operations Manager

Ehab is the Head of Operations at Next Payments. He manages the operations portfolio across Australia and New Zealand, for remote/field support, servicing software and hardware of payments solutions. Ehab has over 10 years management experience within the IT sector and a proven track record in utilising sound business acumen and service orientated management skills to deliver effective, customer orientated outcomes.

Nelson Keeler

Marketing and Brand Manager

Nelson is the Marketing and Brand manager for Next Payments in Australia and New Zealand, who forges strategic brand direction. He is recognised for his ability to produce creative content that delivers strong commercial outcomes. Nelson has a background in luxury goods and graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Commerce degree, majoring in Marketing and Management.