Bastion Reputation Management is a values-based strategic communications, corporate affairs and issues management firm founded in 2015 by former AFL and NAB head of communications, Brian Walsh.
It has been built on a simple philosophy that your reputation is one of your greatest assets. It should be a reflection of your values and tell your employees, shareholders, stakeholders, corporate and community partners, the media and the wider community what you stand for.
Our vision is to help our clients be their best on their best day and the best they can be on their worst day.
Our mission is to help organisations to identify and create a compelling story that connects the dots with those people who matter most at the right time and in the right way to build, maintain, strengthen and defend their reputation.
Brian has more than 30 years’ experience in media and communications, focusing on crisis issues, management and strategic communications. He was General Manager of Corporate Communications with NAB after working as Corporate Affairs Manager for the AFL. He began his career in newspapers, working with the Herald Sun in a number of senior editorial roles.
Clare has more than a decade of experience working in government, public affairs and corporate communications roles in Australia and overseas. Clare was previously the Director of Corporate for the Melbourne office of Edelman and started her communications career with the Victorian Government. She has also worked in the UK with Shell and the UK Government.
Scott is a strategic communicator, adviser and campaign director with almost 20 years’ experience. Previously a director at the Business Council of Australia, he led the member engagement and strategy function, working closely with CEOs of ASX 200 companies. Scott's background is in journalism and has also held leadership roles at a large public affairs agency.
Anna has more than 15 years' experience in corporate affairs, focusing on strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, issues and crisis management. Anna held senior corporate communications, government and stakeholder relations roles at Melbourne Airport and has experience in the telecommunications, engineering, infrastructure, energy, mining and agriculture sectors.
HEAD OF CLIENT STRATEGY
Jonathon has ten years’ experience in strategic communications focusing on crisis and issues management, media relations, message development and stakeholder engagement for clients. Jonathon has worked with a range of clients in sectors such as aviation, education, energy, finance, government, healthcare, music, retail, technology and sport.
PRACTICE LEAD - MEDIA & INSIGHTS
David is a media, communications and public relations specialist with close to ten years' experience across the government, professional sport and tourism sectors focused on managing complex media issues and strategic communications. He has exemplary writing skills, sound policy and political judgment, and strong stakeholder management skills.
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