Having worked at the forefront of the Formula One motor racing industry, including executive roles at Jordan Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing and Cosworth, Mark Gallagher delivers inspirational business lessons learned from a diverse career spanning almost 30 years in this high technology sport.
Credible when it comes to speech content, and charismatic in delivery, Mark is an excellent public speaker with a 15-year track record. His insight into motorsport's 'winning ways' will resonate with performance-driven organisations. Formula One is a unique mix of business, innovation and sport, where strong leadership, efficient teamwork, split-second decision-making and a clear focus on delivery are required to compete at the highest levels.
Aside from working internationally as a public speaker, Mark makes regular media appearances within the Formula One industry. He is a commentator & F1 Analyst for BBC and the Official Formula One App, and now also a contributor on Formula One to ESPN and Sky Sports F1. He also co-owns his own racing team, Status Grand Prix, which competes in GP3 and sports car events including the world-famous Le Mans 24 Hours. Starting out as an F1 journalist and broadcaster he went on to become a media consultant for major sponsors including Marlboro and Canon. He joined Eddie Jordan's fledgeling F1 team for its debut season in 1991, returning to the team in 1995 where he became head of marketing and was on the team's management board during its most successful years. Mark was famously described as ‘head of making things happen’ in Eddie Jordan’s dynamic organisation. He then joined Jaguar Racing and helped in its transition into the now-dominant Red Bull Racing team, before taking over responsibility from 2009 until 2011 for the return of Cosworth to Formula One. Between 2009 and 2011 Mark was directly responsible for supplying one-third of the Formula One teams with engine technology, re-establishing the Cosworth F1 business which has powered 13 Drivers Champions and won 176 Grands Prix - second only to Ferrari.Read More
During his career, Mark has worked directly with drivers including Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard and Ayrton Senna, and also spent time as part of Jenson Button’s management team.
Since 2005 Mark has also co-owned his own racing team, Status Grand Prix based at Silverstone in the UK, which won the 2009 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, has scored multiple victories in the GP3 feeder-series to Formula One and competes in the Le Mans sports car racing series. Status has three times won the ‘Best Presented Team’ Award, setting the benchmark in professionalism and presentation.
Today, Mark Gallagher heads a sports investment group, sits on the board of Status Grand Prix and uses his vast experience in the Formula One industry to work with teams, sponsors and drivers. He also makes regular appearances in the media, notably with Sky News, and is an expert pundit and commentator at Formula One events with ESPN Star Sports, broadcasting to 24 countries and 36 Million F1 fans in Asia.
His expertise has also been called upon by Disney Pixar for whom he acted as an industry consultant on the animated films CARS The Movie and CARS 2. Mark coordinated an agreement with Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone which enabled Disney Pixar to host its European media launch of CARS The Movie at the Spanish Grand Prix, and enjoys first-hand experience of working with the man who created the global sport of F1.Read Less
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