Grand Prix Motor Racing Executive
During the course of a 30 year career Mark Gallagher has held senior roles in the high performance environment of Formula 1 motor racing. Today he is an author, broadcaster and industry analyst who continues to work with drivers and teams at the forefront of this global sport. He is also a renowned public speaker and since 1998 has provided keynote presentations and insights to organisations world wide.
Mark’s executive management career in Formula 1 included more than a decade on the management board of the successful Jordan Grand Prix team, running the world famous Cosworth engine business and helping establish the commercial arm of Red Bull Racing.
Mark has been a member of the technical working groups within the sport’s governing body, the FIA, tasked with tackling challenges including environmental sustainability and safety, the latter being central to the sport’s regulatory environment. He spent two years working on the energy efficiency regulations adopted by Formula 1 in 2014.
His expertise covers the commercial and operational management of Formula 1 teams, and includes the sport’s regulatory, business and technology landscape. Since 1994 he has introduced some of the world’s leading technology companies to the sport, playing a key role in the digital transformation of Formula 1.
Jordan Grand Prix
Mark’s career in Formula One commenced in 1983, working in media and communications before joining the start-up Jordan Grand Prix team in 1990. Mark joined the management board of Jordan in 1998, the team challenging for the World Championship in 1999.
In 2004 he was invited to join the Jaguar Racing organisation as it transitioned into becoming Red Bull Racing. In 2010 Mark was appointed head of the world-famous Cosworth Formula 1 engine company, supplying one-third of the teams in Formula 1 with engines and associated technologies.
Status Grand Prix
Beyond Formula 1 Mark was the co-founder and owner of Status Grand Prix, competing in lower formulae and international sports cars racing.
Since 2012 Mark has focused on his Formula 1 consulting business, Performance Insights, working with a range of clients across the sport. He is also a columnist, feature writer and broadcaster for GP Racing Magazine and Autosport, part of the global Motorsport Network.
He has written four books, Grand Prix – The Last 25 Years (WH Smith, 1999) and two editions of The Business of Winning (Kogan Page, 2014) with a fully revised, 2nd edition published on 3rd October 2021. His fourth book The Future Business Formula, coauthored with business coach Adrian Stalham, was published in May 2023. Mark also collaborated with David Coulthard on his Sunday Times Best Seller The Winning Formula (Blink Publishing, 2018). Between 2005 and 2010 Mark was a consultant to Pixar on its CARS and CARS 2 movies.
The Essence of Leadership in High-Stakes Environments
Join Mark Gallagher, a respected figure in the world of Formula One, as he delves into the complexities of leadership. Drawing from his extensive experience, Gallagher will share invaluable insights into decision-making, risk management, and strategic planning, all crucial elements of leadership both on the race track and in the corporate world.
Building High-Performance Teams in High-Speed Environments
In this engaging keynote, Mark Gallagher will explore the key components of creating and managing high-performance teams. He'll share behind-the-scenes stories from the world of Formula One, showcasing how teamwork, communication, and a shared vision can drive a team to peak performance even in the face of intense pressure and competition.
Data-Driven Excellence: Continuous Improvement in Formula One
How can data revolutionize an organization's pursuit of excellence? Mark Gallagher will answer this question by taking attendees on a journey through the data-driven world of Formula One. He'll delve into how the sport harnesses data for continuous improvement, fostering a culture of innovation and precision, and how these lessons can be applied across industries for enhanced performance and efficiency.