Our

Story

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.

Together with business partner and now CEO, Clare Gleghorn, 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

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

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.

OUR

TEAM

CLARE GLEGHORN

CEO

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 THOMPSON

PRINCIPAL

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 GILLETT

PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

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.

JONATHON MAHON

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.

DAVID McNAMARA

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.

MICHELE FONSECA

HEAD OF TRAINING AND CAPABILITY

With more than two decades’ experience, Michele is an accomplished media and presentation trainer, interviewer, presenter, coach, facilitator and change management specialist. Beyond her career at the ABC as a journalist and senior leader, Michele has also worked as a communications consultant and media trainer for Victorian government agencies and emergency services. Michele has excellent oral and written communication skills and is passionate about helping others to find their true voice and meet their potential.

WORK WITH US!

If you are an experienced strategic communications or corporate affairs professional, we'd love to hear from you. You can view our current job vacancies on the Bastion Collective website by clicking here.

Alternatively, you can send your CV to enquiries@bastionrm.com.au along with a brief explanation about why you want to work with us.

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?

To find out more about how we can help you, send us your details by following the below link and we’ll be in touch.
If you need urgent assistance, please call us on 0407 400 695.

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