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Mark Gallagher

speaker location icon Oxfordshire, UK

Worked at the forefront of the Formula One motor racing industry for 30 years

Co-founder and Shareholder, Status Grand Prix (2005-present)

Author, "The Business of Winning" (2014)

“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

With three decades experience in international motorsport, including senior roles with the Jordan and Red Bull Racing Formula One teams as well as running Cosworth’s F1 Business unit, Mark Gallagher has worked with many of the sports leading figures and developed a unique insight into the way they operate. He has also developed a wide range of business interests in the sport, including creating a championship winning racing team, and has gained a unique insight into what it takes to be a winner in the high pressure world of F1.

Starting out as an F1 journalist and broadcaster he went on to become a media consultant for major sponsors including Marlboro and Canon. He joined Eddie Jordan’s fledgling F1 team for its début season in 1991, returning to the team in 1995 where he became head of marketing and was on the team’s management board during its most successful years.

Joining Jaguar Racing in 2004 Mark remained with the team during its transition into Red Bull Racing before leaving to establish his own racing team, Status Grand Prix, which today competes in GP2 and Gp3. In 2009 he took over the running of the world famous Cosworth F1 engine business, re-establishing the British company as a leading supplier to one third of the F1 teams in 2010.

Mark is the author of “The Business of Winning” (2014), a comprehensive insight into the business lessons to be learned from the world of Formula One motor racing.

Today, besides being the driving force behind his own team, Status Grand Prix, he commentates on F1 races for ESPN Star Sports and is internationally respected in the public speaking circuit – relaying the business lessons that can be derived from creating winning teams in this highly competitive world; one where performance is everything.

Our Comment

"Mark is a highly experienced manager of motor sport programmes. He has a strong reputation for delivering results against a backdrop of complex commercial and operational requirements. As a keynote speaker, Mark gives a fascinating insight into the world of top level motor sport, drawing parallels between the challenging, high speed environment of Formula One and the fast-paced business world of today."

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