Hamish James Clarke, a failed property developer, paid tens of thousands of dollars for managers to attend motivational seminars with Tony Robbins, as his company, Valiant Homes Ltd, was falling into disarray.
Clarke, sole director and sole shareholder of the company, who has disappeared owing $6 million, was a big fan of the over-the-top American, famed for his high energy performances and bestselling book Unleash the Power Within.
It’s estimated the Valiant Homes group owes at least $6 million to investors, suppliers, tradespeople and the Inland Revenue Department, and the collapse has left housing developments in various states of completion.
Valiant Homes receiver Chris McCullagh, of PKF Corporate Recovery, confirmed again this week that he hasn’t been able to find Clarke since the company went under.
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