Hayward is involved in the formation of a small company registered as 3E Capital, The Daily Telegraph reported. Hayward is listed as a director in the company, holding 100 shares.
3E is a vehicle for an energy-advisory business, The Daily Telegraph said.
Hayward currently holds a post as a non-executive director of Anglo-Russian venture TNK-BP. He has received overtures from several businesses but is thought o be delaying major decisions until 2011.
He committed numerous media blunders such as saying "I want my life back" and taking part in a U.K. yacht race during the crisis.
In a recent interview, Hayward said that he would have handled the media better if he'd been a qualified actor, rather than a geologist.