Mark Gallagher

Former Formula One Executive, Commentator and Author

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

Biography

Mark’s career in Formula One started in 1983, spending seven years working in the media and as a consultant to Philip Morris International before joining Eddie Jordan’s fledgling Grand Prix team in 1990. He was a member of the team’s management board, having full responsibility for the team’s day-to-day marketing and commercial activities. He became part of the newly created Red Bull Racing management team in 2004, and was invited to lead Cosworth’s return to Formula One as an engine and technology supplier in 2010, overseeing its supply of one-third of the teams on the starting grid.

Along the way he founded Status Grand Prix, which won the 2009 Motorsport World Cup of Motorsport and became a race-winning team in junior formulae as well as competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours sport car race. He helped developed the new hybrid petrol-electric engine regulations introduced into Formula One in 2014,

and recently published his second book – ’The Business of Winning – Strategic Success from the Formula One track to the Boardroom’. Between 2005 and 2009 Mark was motor sport consultant to Disney Pixar on CARS and CARS II.

Mark’s management career in Formula One included more than a decade on the management board of the highly successful, race winning Jordan Grand Prix team, running the world famous Cosworth engine business and establishing the commercial arm of Red Bull Racing which went on to become 4-times World Champions. During his career he has worked with many of the sport’s leading drivers, including former World Champions Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button. Today he works closely with a number of the sport’s major stars including David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen and Jacques Villeneuve.

Topics

You may want to go deeper into a topic for your audience. The keynote topics can be tailored and developed to suit your audience needs, be it a 90-minute Masterclass, a half-day or full-day workshop or a full online or face-to-face programme. Please contact one of our expert team to discuss.

Teamwork, Motivation and Leadership

Customer Service – the client-centric organisation

Partnerships and Sponsorship

Technology and Innovation

Sustainability

Managing Risk and Safety

Videos

Resources

Books

Testimonials

“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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