Hayden is the Principal of Makaraka School in Gisborne. Hayden's affiliations are Ngati Porou, Ngati Konohi, Ngati Oneone, Ngai Tai, Rongowhakaata and Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki.
Hayden is passionate about education and enabling our rangatahi to grow and be successful leaders for our future.
Hayden holds many Governance roles including Chairing the Mangaotane Farm Trust; Deputy Chair of Pakarae Incorporation - Whangara Farms Partnership; Chairman of the Poverty Bay Rugby Union; Executive of the Poverty Bay A & P Assn (Agricultural and Pastoral Association); Director of Ngati Porou Whanau Forest, Ngati Porou Land Trust, Hauiti Incorporation and Mangaheia 2D Incorporation (Paroa Station), FOMA Tairawhiti Representative.
Hayden is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and holds a Bachelor of Education, Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Practice, Post Graduate Diploma in Administration and Leadership.