Bastion Reputation Management appoints Clare Gleghorn as CEO, as Brian Walsh moves to the AFL

Bastion Collective has appointed Clare Gleghorn as CEO of Bastion Reputation Management.

Cleghorn will be taking over from Brian Walsh, who has taken up a position with the AFL executive as general manager  of corporate affairs, government and communications.

Clare Gleghorn is the new CEO of Bastion Reputation Management

Walsh has been with Bastion Reputation Management for the past five years and will be leaving the business on 23 August.

He was previously employed by the AFL between 2006 and 2011 as a corporate affairs manager, and he is currently the director of the North Melbourne Football Club.

Gleghorn has been the general manager at Bastion Reputation Management for four years. Previously, she spend just under four years at Edelman, leaving as the director of corporate and public affairs.

Bastion Collective founder and executive chairman, Fergus Watts, thanked Walsh for his work and praised Gleghorn’s proven leadership abilities.

“Bastion RM has been one of the major success stories of the Bastion Collective, which now boasts nine businesses in Australia across the full marketing and communications spectrum; a truly one-of-a-kind full-service model,” Watts said.

“We absolutely wish Walshy all the best in his new role. It is an outstanding tribute to the calibre of talent within the Collective and our desire to ensure that we can always help create more opportunities for our staff and our clients. Fostering great businesses and great people is truly why we exist.

“Clare has been a valued leader for Bastion RM and in the wider Collective now for four years and we are delighted for her and excited about the opportunities to take Bastion RM to the next level under her leadership,” he concluded.

Gleghorn said: “I’m incredibly honoured to be able to lead the Bastion RM team and to continue to deliver creatively and strategically for our clients every day.”

“Our clients are facing increasingly complex business challenges and it is a joy to come to work each day and be part of a team so committed to helping our clients articulate a clear and compelling vision for what they stand for.”


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