Mark Gallagher has worked in Formula One for over 30 years, including holding senior leadership roles within Jordan Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing and Cosworth Engineering. During his career he has worked with many of the sport’s leading drivers, including Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard, and has been at the epicentre of many of the sport’s key developments.
After seven years working in the media he joined Eddie Jordan’s fledgling Grand Prix team in 1990, and was later promoted to the team’s management board as marketing director. He was responsible for sponsorship and commercial affairs at Red Bull Racing in 2004 and took over the operation of Cosworth’s Formula One engine business in 2009.
Along the way he founded and owns his own racing team, Status Grand Prix, which won the 2009 Motorsport World Cup of Motorsport and today competes in Formula One’s feeder categories. He helped developed the new hybrid engine regulations introduced into Formula One in 2014, is part of the 2015 BBC commentary team and recently published his second book;’The Business of Winning – Strategic Success from the Formula One track to the Boardroom.
"Mark’s presentation was tailored to fit our business and conference theme, the delivery was professional, highly motivating and extremely interesting for our large international audience. Mark received excellent feedback from all delegates."
Vice President Global Sales Marriott Hotels International Ltd
"Having heard him speak at an EADS Engagement Forum in Paris I asked Mark to speak at our Leadership Conference for Airbus in the UK. He was able to combine his experiences of F1, leadership and engagement in a humorous and enlightening way that really connected with the audience."
General Manager and Human Resources Director, Airbus
"Mark brought the glitz of Formula 1™ racing right back to the basics of business and the fundamental role powerful teamwork, at all levels, plays in an enterprise’s success. A compelling, insightful and inspiring story for all personnel in any organisation!"
Managing Director, HEINEKEN Ireland