Hayden is the Chief Data Officer (CDO) of the Integrated Data Division within the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Citizens’ Services. As CDO, Hayden provides oversight to government-wide initiatives focused on enabling access to and use of public sector data. Previously, Hayden was the Executive Director for Strategy at the Ministry of International Trade where he oversaw B.C.’s international marketing activities. Prior to joining the Ministry of International Trade, Hayden was the Communications Director in the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training. This position followed Hayden’s eight years of work in Ottawa where he led a number of regulatory policy and pharmaceutical policy initiatives at both Health Canada and Environment Canada.