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Formula One is a unique mix of business and sport, where strong leadership, efficient team work, split second decision making and a clear focus on delivery are needed to compete at the highest levels in the twenty-one Grands Prix which comprise the FIA Formula One World Championship.
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 industry, 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 Jordan team over a ten year period, Mark was known as ‘head of making things happen’ in Eddie Jordan’s dynamic organisation. He then joined Jaguar Racing and helped with its transition into the dominant Red Bull racing team. Between 2009 and 2011 he took responsibility for the return of Cosworth to Formula One. During his time Mark supplied one third of the Formula One teams with engine technology, re-established the Cosworth F1 business which has powered 13 Drivers Champions and won 176 Grands Prix – second only to Ferrari.
Throughout 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, scored multiple victories in the GP3 series and competes in the Le Mans series.
Today Mark heads a sports investment group, sits on the board of Status Grand Prix and uses his vast experience of the Formula One industry to work with teams, sponsors and drivers.
He makes regular appearances in the media, having been the F1 industry expert on Sky News since 2006 and contributing to channels such as Al Jazeera News, BBC Radio and Channel 4 News. He currently provides expert opinion for ESPN Star Sports’ F1 coverage, broadcast in 24 countries in 3 languages.
Mark acted as an industry consultant for Disney Pixar on the animated films CARS The Movie and CARS 2. He coordinated an agreement with Bernie Ecclestone to enable Disney Pixar to host its European launch of CARS The Movie at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Mark’s first book Grand Prix – The Last 25 Years was published in 1991. His latest book The Business of Winning draws on the business lessons of the high finance, high octane world of F1. With a relaxed, anecdotal and humorous style, Mark gives businesses and organisations a brilliant insight into the world of Formula One and just what it takes to build a winning team and compete for success at world level.
Mark’s key speaking topics:
Leadership, Team Work, Motivation, Client Centricity, Sustainability, Risk Management, Globalisation and Brand Marketing
“Simply the best and most inspiring ‘real management’ speaker I have ever heard”
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