Strategic communications and advisory firm, Bastion Reputation has welcomed four new senior starters to its team in Melbourne.
- Bruce Tobin has started with the firm as Principal Consultant, Crisis and Risk. He joins from The University of Melbourne, where he was Associate Director, Public Affairs, and has previously held senior corporate and public affairs roles with Rio Tinto, Tabcorp, Victoria Police and British Airways. Bruce is also a former journalist with The Age and Fairfax.
- Kristi High has joined as Principal Consultant, Organisational Comms and Engagement. She was previously Executive Manager Corporate Affairs at City of Whittlesea, and is a former GM or Markstone Group and Head of Corporate Communications at Hawthorne Football Club.
- Prue Gildea has been appointed Group Client Director. She also joins Bastion Reputation from the University of Melbourne, where she led issues and comms for the Faculty of Engineering and Information and Technology. Prue has previously worked with DonateLife, Special Olympics National Games and Porter Novelli.
- Nathan Motton will join Bastion on Monday 23rd August as Principal Consultant, Media and Public Affairs. A former Media Manager and advisor to the Office of The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP, Nathan was most recently a Senior Policy Advisor to the Victorian Minster for Police and Emergency Services.
Bastion Reputation CEO, Clare Gleghorn, said the appointments reflect the next stage in the firm's development, with the expansion of their offering to include organisational communications and engagement and to further strengthen their expertise in digital reputation and public affairs.