Bayden is the current Chair of Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated, the third largest iwi in Aotearoa with over 100 hapū and 90 marae. It also has the second-largest coastline of iwi in Aotearoa. Bayden is from Waimārama and is of Ngāti Kurukuru descent. He is a mandated kaitiaki over his rohe moana and has played an active role in ensuring their local pāua stocks are protected through reseeding and rāhui.
Bayden is a member of the Mai Paritū ki Tūrakirae collective of Kahungunu hapū that work together to support the kaitiakitanga of its coastline. Bayden is also an Independent Director of Beef &Lamb NZ, a Commissioner for Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, and a Trustee on the Māori Education Trust. Bayden is a Chartered member of the Institute of Directors.
Bayden commenced in his tenure as a Director of Te Ohu Kaimoana in December 2023.