Mark Gallagher

Mark Gallagher has worked in Formula One for almost 30 years and has spent the last 15 as a senior executive within the management of Jordan Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing and Cosworth. Today Mark heads a sports investment group, sits on the board of Status Grand Prix which he co-founded in 2005 and uses his vast experience of the F1 industry to work with teams, sponsors and drivers. He also makes regular appearances in the media, notably with Sky News and in 2012 is an expert pundit and commentator at F1 events with ESPN Star Sports, broadcasting to 24 countries and 36 million F1 fans in Asia.

Former Head of Marketing at the highly successful, race winning Jordan team over a ten year period, 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 F1, where Mark was directly responsible for supplying one third of the F1 teams with engine technology, re-establishing the Cosworth F1 business.

While operating at the centre of this fascinating sports business, Mark has worked directly with the world’s top drivers and team owners including, Senna, Mansell, Schumacher and Coulthard, giving him a privileged understanding of what it takes to be a world class competitor. A unique opportunity offers Mark teaming up with David Coulthard, former F1 Driver, to duet in bespoke high-octane Q&A sessions framing clients business messages and objectives, offering their sharp business insights all set against a background of exhilarating visuals.

With a relaxed, anecdotal and humorous style, Mark gives businesses and organisations a rare insight into what it takes to build winning teams and compete for success at world level.

Topics

  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Motivation
  • Client Centricity
  • Innovation
  • Risk Management / Change Management
  • Brand Marketing
  • Environmental Technologies and Sustainability
  • Globalisation
  • Health and Safety

Testimonials

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

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

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

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