Bastion Reputation has appointed Elliot Giakalis as its new Principal Consultant, Media, and Public Affairs.
He joins Bastion Reputation to lead its media and public affairs practice after having spent more than three years at Australia Post, where managed the national media team throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, provided strategic counsel to senior executives nationally, and was the speechwriter for successive CEOs, said a release.
Giakalis additionally brings experience in state government, where he was previously a senior media adviser to the Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas. In this role, he oversaw and executed the media strategy on four Victorian State Budgets and several significant government financial transactions, including the lease of the Port of Melbourne.
“Elliot is a wonderful addition to our team and, as a Principal Consultant, will bring his breadth of skills and deep expertise to continue to support our expanding client base nationally,” said Bastion Reputation Managing Director, Clare Gleghorn.
“Elliot further strengthens Bastion Reputation’s ability to help clients, as their trusted advisors, navigate the often-complex intersection between business, government, and the community.
“The entire team looks forward to working with Elliot as we continue to meet our clients’ needs whilst building the Bastion Reputation business.”