Hayden is CEO and founder of MYTH Digital & Brand Agency. He has 18 years experience as a strategic adviser in brand identity, website development, digital disruption, and customer insight. His sector experience includes, Advertising & Marketing, Tech, Software, Education, Sport & Entertainment.
“I am an active futurist particularly interested in Artificial Intelligence, Space Exploration, Solar Energy, Electric Vehicles, and Blockchain.” I apply intellectual, business, and creative skill as a consultant. I hold board positions at MYTH, Luvo, the Mosgiel RSA and Dunedin Club where I actively seek sustainable growth and modernisation.
Educated in New Zealand at the University of Otago, Massey University and the NZ Army Officer School, Hayden holds a Marketing degree to masters level, and a 1st class honours degree in management. An experienced Martial Artist, Hayden holds a 6th Degree Black Belt in Taekwon-Do and is a qualified examiner with International Taekwon-Do. He is the owner and head instructor of Threshold Taekwon-Do School in Dunedin, New Zealand.
“I believe in original thinking and challenging the status quo. My world is modern with old-fashioned values.” When I think fast on my feet I am imaginative and creative. I am also a deep thinker and will analyse in depth problems and potential solutions. I am a business leader that combines creativity and strategic thinking. The desired outcome are ideas that are fresh, clever and unique.
My business philosophy is to drive constant change through incremental improvement. My leadership style is about mutual respect, collaborative leadership, and shared prosperity. I like the detail but prefer the bigger picture. I am a long standing volunteer business mentor with business in the community. I am passionate about the development and prosperity of Dunedin, where I live with my wife and two children. I am committed to driving change for future generations.”