Most well known as the owner and president of England's Wolverhampton Wanderers football club, he is also notable for his association with his family's business, the Firth Cleveland Group.
Before beginning his business career, he served in the Royal Air Force.
He sponsored the debut World Cup of Women's Cricket.
He grew up in Wolverhampton, England, as the son of business executive Sir Charles Hayward. His marriage to Jean Mary Forder resulted in children named Susan, Jonathan, and Rick.
Keith Andrews was once a defensive midfielder for Hayward's Wolverhampton Wanderers team.