Mark Gallagher

Formula One Executive, Author and Keynote Speaker

Mark Gallagher has held senior management roles within Formula One motor racing over the last 30 years, has founded Performance Insights Ltd and has worked as a co-commentator and Formula One analyst for BBC, Sky Sports and and ESPN.

"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

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Mark Gallagher has worked in Formula One for almost 30 years and has spent the last 15 working as senior executive within the management of Jordan Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing and Cosworth. While operating at the centre of this fascinating sports business, Mark has worked directly with the world’s top drivers and team owners, giving him a privileged understanding of what it takes to be a world class competitor.

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 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.

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.

His expertise has also been called upon by Disney Pixar for whom he acted as a 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.

Teamwork, Motivation and Leadership

Customer Service - the client-centric organisation

Partnerships and Sponsorship

Technology and Innovation

Sustainability

Managing Risk and Safety

 

"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

"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 Gallagher was really an inspiration. He is a fantastic speaker with great examples from F1 which also offered additional value for our work. It was just spot-on and motivating." Associate Director, Corporate First Choice Deutsche Post

"Your presentation on the Power of Change was both stimulating and entertaining… your passion for the subject matter was infectious!" UK Sport

"Thank you for your wonderful presentation. Your insights on the team work and motivation were truly exceptional." Director of Marketing, British Airways

"We had over 1000 delegates, a record for us, and your presentation was spot on. Audience members were enthralled by your address and this is a true indication of the power of your messages." Marketing Manager, Sussex Enterprise

"I have never heard or enjoyed a better speech and I’ve never seen a BT audience applaud a speaker like that before. Your ability to convey the excitement of F1 combined with all the difficulties and frustrations we all face, was masterful." The Specialist Company

"Everyone thought your presentation was fantastic and personally I thought you were the best storyteller I ever heard!" President & Managing Director, RedPrairie

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