Our Story

Founded in 2015, Bastion Reputation Management has grown to become a leading corporate communications and business consultancy.

We believe 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. In the constant hum of a connected world and 24-hour news cycle, it is increasingly difficult for governments, brands, businesses, organisations, leaders and individuals to build genuine and trusted relationships with those who matter most. Every day, we help organisations and their leaders connect with the people who matter most in ways that build, maintain, strengthen and protect their reputation.

Our team and our leaders bring decades of diverse global experience in business, government, media, community and not-for-profit, private sector and consulting from Australia, the Pacific, North America, Europe and across Asia. Together, we have the privilege of partnering with our clients to solve their most complex business challenges using communications and business expertise to develop strategic, smart and creative solutions.

Put simply, we help you be your best on your best day and the best you can be on your worst day.

Our Vision

We make connections that change lives.


We help our clients be their best on their best day and the best they can be on their worst day.

Our Team

Clare Gleghorn
Clare GleghornCEO
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
Scott ThompsonPrincipal
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
Anna GillettPrincipal 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.
David McNamara
David McNamaraPractice Lead - Media Strategy & Content
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
Michele FonsecaHead 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.

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

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If you need urgent assistance, please call us on 0407 400 695 .

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Bastion CollectiveBastion Reputation Management is part of Bastion Collective, which is the largest independent communications agency in Australia. We exist to be the Bastion of Australian Ingenuity. Our integrated agency network allows us to deliver simple, original and resourceful communications solutions to our clients’ complex problems. Bastion Collective clients can use us for one specialist service or our entire integrated offering, delivered through one central point of contact. We do this all to help our clients create, grow, measure and protect their businesses.

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