Hayden was born and brought up in Durban, South Africa. Soon after graduating from Durban High School in 2012, he went on to pursue a degree in Finance and Economics. After graduating, he started working in Quality Control at a company in the Automotive industry. Keen to find something more fast-paced and interesting, he discovered Vallis Commodities. Shortly after, he joined the Vallis team in Durban, as a VTAS Operations and Reporting Assistant.
Hayden is an avid sports fan, his hobbies including Rugby, Fishing, Soccer, and Cricket.