Political strategist and campaign specialist Paul Price to join Bastion S&GO
Political strategist and campaign specialist Paul Price has joined government, community and China advisory firm Bastion S&GO, part of the Bastion Collective, as a senior partner in its government and community division.
Price will join Government & Community lead partner Liza McDonald in building out the firm’s government and community division as it rapidly expands into new markets with its strong client service offering.
Bastion S&GO Managing Director Phil Martin said Price was a great addition to the Bastion S&GO team and would bolster the strategic, bi-partisan counsel and experience the team delivers to clients across property, government, transport, sport, and heavy industries.
“Paul has extensive experience in the inner workings of government, bureaucracy and the political sphere at all levels,” said Martin.
“In particular, we’re very excited to have Paul’s depth of understanding of State Government and the private sector and his ability to navigate complex issues and unlock meaningful and productive conversations across multiple sectors.”
Price has a career spanning more than 20 years across public and private sectors. He has served as Chief of Staff and adviser to multiple Victorian Premiers and Ministers, worked on major policy initiatives and for several multinational companies. Most recently he has worked within the transport and infrastructure sectors advising governments, political parties and the private sector on the strategies required to engage in a successful and open dialogue.
His appointment follows a rapid period of expansion for Bastion S&GO, with offices now in Melbourne, Sydney and Shanghai. Price said he was excited by the opportunities the new role offered.
“Being able to bring my years of experience to a business that is helping clients through complex government negotiations and delivering large scale community engagement to make a genuine and meaningful difference is very exciting and I look forward to the challenge,” said Price.
Bastion S&GO is a strategic consultancy firm that empowers clients by helping them to engage effectively with community, government and the Chinese market. It is part of the Bastion Collective, one of Australia’s fastest growing specialist advisory, communications and marketing companies.
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