John Edward Clancy, sole director of three building companies recently put into liquidation, has readily accessed the Companies Office website as “Presenter” and ‘authorised’ the record of a transfer of all the 80 shares listed as owned by “FJ40 Trust” in OJJ Christchurch Central Ltd – into the ownership of Riani Suhandi. These shares – 20% of the company – were “owned” by a “Trust” with no trustees names ever having been recorded against the shareholding record – a clear breach of the Companies Act 1993 by Clancy. [Read more…]
John Edward Clancy is recorded on Companies Office Register as the sole director of Global Developments (Waltham) Ltd which was put into liquidation on 22 July 2015 by Order of the High Court under s 241(2)(c) of the Companies Act 1993. The petitioning creditor was the Inland Revenue Department. David Murray Blanchett of PriceWaterhouseCoopers Auckland was appointed by the Court as Liquidator. (This is the third company directed by Clancy that has been put into liquidation in recent months).
John Edward Clancy’s “signature” is recorded on the Director’s Consent Certificate he “signed” sometime on or before the 21 January 2014, which was faxed at 10.21 that day to the Companies Office from Tim Fleming Associated Ltd, registered office Level 5, 64 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand. The Certificate was completed by the accountant acting for all the companies John Clancy directs, Richard Townsend Somerville, of Walker Somerville Ld, which has its registered office at Level 5, 64 Khyber Pass Rd, Newmarket, Auckland, 1023 , New Zealand. (Somerville and Fleming work in the same office).
The “John Clancy” signature on the Director’s Certificate would appear NOT to be his. It does not match in any way the signatures on numerous other Director’s certificates he has signed.
Compare for example his signature with his signatures involving the incorporation of Global Homes Ltd (now called LF Holdings Ltd) on 8 July 2009.
[Note: As of 29 November 2011 John Clancy’s individually held ownership in “Global Homes Ltd” was reduced from 100% to 5%. The remaining 95% of the shares were transferred to a Trust of which John Edward Clancy and his wife Youngmee Clancy are the only trustees. As trustees they jointly own the shares with a trustee service company – Clancy Trustee Company Ltd, owned and directed by Somerville].
The Consent Certificate for the shareholder of Global Developments (Waltham) Ltd – FJ40 Trustees Ltd – was signed by Richard Somerville and faxed to the Companies Office at 15:21 on 20 January 2014 from the Office of Tim Fleming Associates Ltd. All the company’s 1000 shares are jointly held by FJ40 Trustees Ltd (owned and directed by Somerville), and the Trust’s single trustee John Edward Clancy.
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Graham Dennis HEWER was appointed by John Edward Clancy as director of Derby Grey Ltd (formerly Global Developments (NZ) Ltd), a property development company, effective on the same day as it was put into liquidation – 14 October 2014 owing over one million dollars to creditors. The Director’s Consent Certificate for Hewer was completed by Richard Somerville (Walker Townsend Ltd), the accountant for all Clancy’s companies. Earlier that day at 09:33:24 Somerville filed a document online verifying that all the shares of the company, formerly jointly held by Clancy and FJ40 Trustees Ltd; had been transferred to Graham Hewer – of residential address 87 Byron Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, 8023, New Zealand. Six days later on 20 October 2014 Somerville filed a document stating that John Edward Clancy of residential address 19 Bennington Way, Wigram, Christchurch, 8042, NZ, had ceased being director. The change of the company name to Derby Grey was made effective on 9 October 2014, just five full days prior to the company being put into liquidation by the Special Resolution of its Shareholders under s. 241(2)(a) of the Companies Act 1993.
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John Edward Clancy resigned as director of Future Proof Building Ltd (formerly Global Cleaning Services) on 15 June 2015 when his company accountant Richard Somerville, as “Presenter”, uploaded a “Particulars of Director” form onto the Companies Office website at at 10:14:16 on that day, which states :
Ceased Director: John Edward CLANCY
Earlier that day John Edward Clancy of 87 Byron Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, uploaded a “Consent and certificate of director” form onto the Companies Office website at 9.46:07 am on 12 June 2015 which states that “Riani Suhandi“, whose residential address he gave as “Flat 8, 126 Nursery Rd, Linwood, Christchurch 8011, NZ“, was appointed by him as fellow director of Future Proof Building – effective 1 May 2015.
Two seconds later at 9.46:09 he filed a “Particulars of Director” form providing the same residential address for Riani Suhandi as shown on the Consent certificate which had been signed by this newly appointed director on 11/06/15. On that same “Particulars” form Clancy stated that Suhandi had been appointed by him as director on 1/05/15. This date was consistent with the appointment date on the Certificate of Consent Rihandhi signed on 11/06/15. There is no other document relating to Suhandi filed prior to 12 June 2015. [Read more…]
A building group that has already cost the Christchurch City Council $166,000 owes it another $37,000.
The council last week wrote off $165,831 owed by Global Developments (New Zealand) Ltd (now in liquidation and renamed Derby Grey Ltd) for development contributions on 12 units in Worcester St, Linwood.
Housing New Zealand (HNZ) bought the units last year for $4 million.
Global Developments is part of the Global Homes Group connected to Auckland businessman John Edward Clancy.
English-born John Edward Clancy heads a troubled building group in Christchurch
The council has now liquidated another company in the group. Global Developments 511 Madras Street Ltd was put into liquidation on July 10 by the High Court in Auckland
The company owes the council $35,416 for a building consent and the council spent another $2000 putting the company into liquidation………
In addition, the Companies Office has started an investigation into allegations Global company documents submitted for registration in the Companies office are incorrect.
Under the Companies Act, directors and shareholders must give their correct residential addresses for certain documents.
Clancy appears to have entered the address of his business premises as his residential address. His Auckland accountant, Richard Somerville, who is a director of a trustee company holding shares in the Global group, appears to have done the same.
Somerville said he was vacating his role with the Global group and would be approaching the Companies Office about the alleged irregularities.
Clancy could not be contacted.
A spokesman for the Companies Office said the allegations about the document irregularities made by the Society for the Promotion of Community Standards [“SPCS”] were being investigated.
“Where non-compliance is identified the Companies Office undertakes administrative action to obtain compliance,” he said.
Prosecution would be considered in exceptional cases, the spokesman said.