Mark Gallagher

A top motivational speaker with 30 years of experience in the ultra-competitive Formula 1 industry.


A successful career in Grand Prix management and marketing has seen Mark Gallagher hone his skills to become one of the most sought after motivational speakers of his kind. During his 30 years with the sport, he climbed the ranks to become a senior executive. His knowledge and ability have seen him previously appointed the Head of Cosworth's F1 Business Unit, the Head of Commercial Affairs at Jaguar / Red Bull Racing and the Marketing Director of Jordan Grand Prix. Enthusiasm, insight and a natural flair for marketing and management combine in Gallagher. His humour and approachable personality allow him to share these skills with others as a top speaker.

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About Mark Gallagher


Now the co-owner of Status Grand Prix, winners of the 2009 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport and three times winners of the Best Presented Team Award, Mark Gallagher is also the head of a sports investment group and a top Formula One speaker.

Background/History

For ten years, Gallagher was responsible for marketing for the highly successful Jordan F1 team. During the decade he was with the team, he made his name, becoming known as the head of making things happen. Dynamic and agreeable, he helped to raise the profile of the team even further before moving on to Jaguar Racing and assisting as it became the Red Bull Racing Team (now Infiniti Red Bull Racing), one of the most exciting teams in the sport. The rare ability to breathe new life into F1 branding saw Gallagher transfer to Cosworth in 2009 as they sought to return to F1. Responsible for supplying a third of F1 teams with the best in engine technology, over two years he allowed Cosworth to regain strong foothold in the sport.

Years of dealing with constantly altering regulation in a challenging and fast paced F1 environment mean that Gallagher is able to provide advice to clients with a variety of needs from a variety of sectors. Specialising in marketing, risk and safety management, quality control, sponsorship and partnership deals as well as teamwork, motivation and sustainability, it is little wonder that he is in demand as a speaker and has worked with leading companies. His insight into racing also means that he regularly appears in the media and has been interviewed for Sky News. He is a Formula One pundit and commentator for the international ESPN Star Sports and even lent his expert advice to Disney Pixar whilst they worked on their animated classics, Cars and Cars 2.

Current/Past Roles and Positions

  • Formula One marketing and management expert
  • Co-owner of Status Grand Prix
  • Former Head of Cosworth's F1 Business Unit
  • Former Head of Commercial Affairs at Jaguar / Red Bull Racing
  • Former Head of Marketing for the Jordan F1 team

Speaking Style

Utilising his F1 experience, a relaxed style and a unique sense of humour, Mark Gallagher advises his clients, motivating them to build highly successful teams who can compete in an international marketplace. His use of video, slides and anecdotes helps to keep his audience hooked and helps to convey the excitement and energy behind one of the world's fastest paced sports. 

Speaking Topics


  • Teamwork, Motivation and Leadership
  • Customer Service - the client-centric organisation
  • Partnerships and Sponsorship
  • Quality control systems and their importance in F1
  • Managing Risk and Safety
  • Sustainability

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

"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

Books By Mark Gallagher


The Business of Winning, Business Lessons from Formula One (2012)

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