Glen Ella

Chief Executive officer

Glen is the CEO of the newly formed Foundation call Ellavation. Probably more known on the sporting field with his brothers Mark and Gary that reformed the way Rugby Union was played in the late 70's and 80's.

Glen had a long association with the TNT Group for over 20 years before opting for a professional Rugby coach's role, being involved with many countries, with the highlight being involved in the 95' and 03' Rugby World Cups as assistant coach with the Wallabies.

His latest roles have been in the Indigenous area working with Master Builders Association of NSW and Coca-Cola Amatil, looking after their Indigenous Workplace Programs.

Glen is also stays involved with Indigenous Rugby and is on the board of the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team and another institution call Guardian Youth Care which looks after Indigenous kids in a one on one homecare situation.

His other hobbies are most sports including fishing and golf and is a mad South Sydney supporter.


Mark Ella AM

Board Member

Twin of Glen, Mark has had a very busy association with the Rugby, captaining the Wallabies on 10 occasions and now since he finished, has had a great impact in the Corporate world.

He was awarded the Young Australian of the Year in 1982 and the following year awarded the Order of Australia (AM).

Mark' list of achievements with Rugby are very long and he is now Executive Producer Sport with NITV.

He was a former board member with Rio Tinto Aboriginal Foundation as well as 10 years on the board at Telstra Stadium. Mark is currently on the board of Indij Readers.

He also co-founded the Ella Horton Group of companies which included Ella Horton Marketing and Ella Management.

Like his other brothers, he loves most sports and spends most of his spare time with his wife Kim and children Nicole and Simon.


Gary Ella

Board Member

The Ella’s are proud of their Indigenous heritage being of the Yuin and Dharawal clans.

Like Mark and Glen, Rugby Union has been a large part of his life, coaching at the highest level here in Australia and overseas.

Since 2012 Gary has worked as Regional Director of Aboriginal Affairs NSW’s Greater Metropolitan region. His career includes and number of management positions in State and Federal Governments.

Prior to his current role, he held the position of Coordinator of Community Programs and Partnerships with the Randwick Council.

Gary’s other role in the Indigenous space include working with SOCOG, dealing with Indigenous communities and encouraging their participation in the preparation and staging of the Sydney 200 Olympic Games.

He has held the Executive Officer position at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ASTIC) as well as a stint in Burke as a Regional Manager.

Obviously Gary also enjoys most sports and is the current President of the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team.

His time now is taken up with raising grandchildren and trying to out fish is brothers.


Marcia has had 30 years experience in Aboriginal Affairs with numerous portfolio including criminal justice, family and child wellbeing, land management, housing and community development.

She has held senior positions in ASTIC and participated in various high level review committee’s such as NSW Child Sexual Assault Taskforce (Chairperson) and the Northern Territory Emergency Review Board which reported to the Australian Government in 2008.

Marcia was the first Indigenous woman to hold a scholarship and the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra and the first Indigenous woman to represent Australia in Netball.

She has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her services to netball and continues to volunteer many hour to Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal girls.

She is currently GM of Chandler McLeod’s Indigenous Employment. She is responsible for developing and implementing companywide strategies to improve Indigenous people’s socio-economic status.

Marcia Ella-Duncan

Board Member


With over 45 years commercial management experience both in Australia and overseas, 20+ at operational Chief Executive or General Manager Level, and in excess of 30 years NFP experience as a Director, Bruce Hayman has experienced most of the obstacles business has to offer. He is a Director of the ASX listed AVJennings Ltd, and current NFP involvement includes, Chair of The Zipper & Stent Group, Director of Diabetes NSW and Chairman of Ellavation.

He was previously CEO of the Australian Rugby Union, during which time he was instrumental in the establishment of SANZAR and the Super 12 and Tri Nation's competition. He was President of The Rugby Club Sydney, Chair of The King's School Foundation and President of The Old Boys' Union and was foundation Chair of the Singapore Business Council in Singapore. 

In 2005 Bruce led a group of fellow heart bypass patients across the Kokoda Track and produced a documentary called Kokoda With Heart which has been nationally televised and been seen by over 2 million people. From this he has developed a leadership and goal setting program using Kokoda as the ultimate goal and team building exercise.

Bruce Hayman

Chairman


Peter has he been involved with Rugby Union for over 45 years with Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, NSW and Australia and through Rugby had a great to do with the Ella brothers.

He is a Chartered Accountant working as a Stock broker with Bell Potter Securities and has worked in Merchant Banking within the financial area since 1964.

He is currently a Trustee and Treasurer of the St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation as well as being Chairman of the St Vincent’s Prostrate Cancer Centre Fund Raising Committee.

Peter Falk

Board Member


Allen was born in England and emigrated to Australia in 1972 and proudly calls Australia home.

His two passions are Rugby Union and Rowing. Allen, up until recently, has been a board member of the club the Ella’s played for, Randwick, as well as a sponsor for many years.

He is also a great supporter of the Indigenous Rugby Programs and volunteers his time when asked.

He is the MD of Divcall NSW P/L which is a Mechanical and Electrical Engineering company serving the HVAV Industry.

He has been happily married for over 42 years to his wife Jean and has 2 children- Ben and Amy

Allen Stutchbury

Board Member