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 ThompsonChief Strategy Officer
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.
Michele Fonseca
Michele FonsecaHead of Capability & Culture
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.
Peter Trevaskis
Peter TrevaskisHead of Operations
Peter has 15 years’ experience in communications, marketing, events and commercial strategy. Peter has worked in senior management roles in media, agencies, professional sport and NSOs. Peter also headed up commercial, marketing and major events for Gymnastics Australia, following a long tenure managing communications, marketing, brand strategy and partnerships for Ford Australia’s motorsport team.
David McNamara
David McNamaraPrincipal Consultant – 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.
Genine Johnson
Genine JohnsonPrincipal Consultant – Corporate Positioning & Campaigns
Genine has a career spanning more than 20 years as a press journalist and senior leader in communications and engagement in state and federal government agencies. Fields include policing, environmental regulation, major oil and gas approvals, water sustainability and management, digital transformation of government, and working as a ministerial adviser.
Ibrahim Rasheed
Ibrahim RasheedSenior Communications Strategist
Ibrahim is a communications professional with experience in both the government and corporate sectors. Prior to joining Bastion Reputation Management, Ibrahim was Head of Corporate Communications at Bank of Maldives, in a role that required communicating complex domestic economic and social policy reforms as well as positively position the country internationally on climate change issues.
Anna Butler
Anna ButlerGroup Client Director
Anna has more than ten years’ experience working in strategic communications for public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Her experience includes crisis and issues management, communication strategy and stakeholder engagement. Anna has previously worked in strategic communications roles for a Victorian government department and a not-for-profit social housing provider in London.
Hugh Tobin
Hugh TobinGroup Client Director
Hugh has a proven track record of delivering smart, creative and highly effective communications programs, bringing 15 years’ experience across Corporate, Government and Non-Government Organisations. His skills include strategic communications, public policy development, research driven thought leadership and crisis and issues management.
Georgina Patterson
Georgina PattersonClient Executive
Georgina is a strategic communications professional with experience working across a wide range of projects with local and state government departments, hospitality, tech and AI, businesses and non-for-profit clients. Her specialism includes community engagement, large scale corporate campaigns, strategic workshop facilitation, digital media and integrated marketing strategies.
Kaitlyn Blanchard
Kaitlyn BlanchardClient Executive
Kaitlyn has over two years of experience in corporate communications. Kaitlyn has worked in the Communications and Engagement team at leading Australian homebuilder, Metricon Homes and also completed a 12-month, professional placement in the Communications and Media team at Swinburne University of Technology as part of her studies in 2019.

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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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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