PHOTO: FACEBOOK – Hamish Clarke on holiday after Valiant Homes went bust.

A bankrupt property developer bought his fiancee a diamond engagement ring after his firm went bust owing $6 million. Now he has left a ‘trail of chaos’ at his latest building project.

Hamish James Clarke, 35, was the “project director” for a company called NMHB Ltd that was paid $1m to develop a block of six apartments Rabone St in Henderson, west Auckland.

But Clarke and his fellow former Valiant Homes partner Sam Tolich, the project manager, walked off the site and padlocked the gates in March, leaving angry, unpaid subcontractors.