Bastion Reputation Management safeguards your reputation

Bastion Reputation Management is a values-based consultancy that specialises in issues and reputation management, corporate communications strategies and media, messaging and presentation training.

Put simply, we help our clients identify their story and tell it in a compelling and consistent way that builds, promotes and safeguards their reputation.

We believe your reputation is your most valuable asset; it needs constant investment and attention to make sure it promotes you and your organisation in good times, and sustains you in times of crisis.

Our People

Whether you need help dealing with an issue, building your reputation or training to tell your story better, we will act as your trusted partner and adviser.

What can we do together?

Brian Walsh
Managing Director
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Brian Walsh

Managing Director
Brian has more than 30 years experience working 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, including Managing Editor of Sport.
Clare Gleghorn
General Manager
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Clare Gleghorn

General Manager
Clare has more than a decade of experience working in government, public affairs and corporate communications roles in Australia and overseas. Clare was Director of Corporate for the Melbourne office of Edelman. She started her communications career with the Victorian Government, working on key portfolios including youth affairs, family violence and employment programs. After returning from the UK working with Shell and the UK Government, she returned to the Victorian Government working on the Planning and Local Government portfolios.
Scott Thompson
Principal
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Scott Thompson

Principal
Scott is an accomplished strategic communicator, adviser and campaign director with almost 20 years of helping leaders in business, government and the community achieve their goals for economic and social progress. He was previously a director at the Business Council of Australia where he led the member engagement and strategy function, working closely with CEOs of ASX 200 companies on efforts to improve understanding of the role and contribution of business in the economy. Scott's background is in journalism where he worked on every major newspaper in Victoria and has also held leadership roles at a large public affairs agency where he ran major campaigns for government, advised CEOs and executives, and guided some of Australia’s biggest public private partnership projects.
Anna Gillett
Principal Consultant
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Anna Gillett

Principal Consultant
Anna has more than 15 years' experience working in corporate affairs roles focussing on strategic communications, stakeholder engagement and issues and crisis management. Anna was Head of Corporate Communications as well as Head of Government and Stakeholder Relations at Melbourne Airport, leading external communications, issues and crisis management and public positioning. Anna's experience extends across the telecommunications, engineering, infrastructure, energy and agriculture sectors in Victoria and Western Australia.
Jonathon Mahon
Head of Client Strategy
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Jonathon Mahon

Head of Client Strategy
Jonathon has extensive strategic communications experience designing and executing large commercial programs for a wide range of clients including the AFL, Australia Post, Bosch, Bunnings, Cabrini Health, Exxon Mobil, Lend Lease, Melbourne Airport, Monash University, Wesfarmers and Universal Music Group. Jonathon’s experience focuses on crisis and issues management, media relations, message development and stakeholder engagement. Jonathon is passionate about helping clients solve complex problems through authentic storytelling and driving meaningful engagement with stakeholders.
David McNamara
Senior Consultant - Media
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David McNamara

Senior Consultant - Media
David is a media, communications and public relations specialist with close to ten years' experience across the government, professional sport and tourism sectors. He has a proven ability to manage complex media issues and provide strategic communications advice under pressure. He has exemplary writing skills, sound policy and political judgment, and strong stakeholder management skills. He appreciates the importance of effective communication to deliver a business outcome.