Our Story

Founded in 2015, Bastion Reputation 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.

Purpose

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 Training & 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.
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.
Bruce Tobin
Bruce TobinPrincipal Consultant – Risk & Crisis
Bruce is a corporate affairs and reputation management executive and has spent more than 30 years in communications and media. He has global executive and general management experience and has worked in senior roles at the University of Melbourne, Law Institute of Victoria, Rio Tinto, Tabcorp, Victoria Police and British Airways. He enjoyed his time as a journalist with The Age and The Sun News Pictorial in Melbourne.
Genine Johnson
Genine JohnsonPrincipal Consultant – Campaigns & Digital Reputation
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.
Kristi High
Kristi HighPrincipal Consultant – Organisational Communications & Engagement
Kristi has more than 20 years of experience across communications, media, engagement, and government relations. She has held senior roles at multiple strategic communications firms, leading organisational and campaign-based projects for clients involved in sport, infrastructure, aviation, transport, economic development, and social issues. She has also held senior leadership roles at the Hawthorn Football Club and most recently was Executive Manager Corporate Affairs at the City of Whittlesea.
Nathan Motton
Nathan MottonPrincipal Consultant – Media Strategy & Content
Nathan is a highly driven communications and policy professional with over 15 years’ experience working as a journalist, Media Manager and Senior Policy Advisor for the Victorian Government. Prior to this Nathan worked as a Media Manager in the Victorian Premier’s office, developing, implementing and leading communication plans for 4 Ministers responsible for justice and community safety.
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.
Prue Gildea
Prue GildeaGroup Client Director
Prue has more than a decade’s experience in strategic communications and media relations, specialising in issues management. Pre-Bastion Reputation, Prue led media and communications for the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Melbourne. Prue’s previous roles have spanned health, government, energy and not-for-profit sectors.
Georgina Patterson
Georgina PattersonClient Manager
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.
Bodil Droga
Bodil DrogaClient Executive
Bodil has over four years’ experience in communications, working on projects across brand positioning, digital transformation, campaigns and stakeholder communications. Before joining Bastion Reputation, Bodil worked at SimilarWeb, Nine Network, and Broadsheet in strategic communications roles.

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 website.

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

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We are a full service integrated agency that aims to deliver simple, original and resourceful communications solutions to our clients’ complex problems.

We help our clients create, grow, measure and protect their businesses.

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