A former Wallaby and a one-time cocaine smuggler are among 15 defendants named in a multi-million-dollar liquidators’ lawsuit alleging breaches of duties and voidable transactions following the collapse of a children’s care charity.
Glen Ella, who played rugby for Australia alongside two of his brothers in the 1980s, served as chief executive of Guardian Youth Care from 2014.
The NSW Government paid the charity millions of dollars each year to look after troubled teenagers full time in homes across western Sydney.
But Guardian Youth Care went under in June 2017 after its funding was cut off by the NSW Government.
The Department of Family and Community Services said the charity had been outsourcing the bulk of its services to for-profit companies without permission, which was not allowed under the funding agreement.
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