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Mark Gallagher F1 Keynote Speaker


Having worked at the forefront of the Formula One motor racing industry, including executive roles at Jordan Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing and Cosworth, Mark Gallagher delivers inspirational business lessons learned from a diverse career spanning almost 30 years in this high technology sport.
Credible when it comes to speech content, and charismatic in delivery, Mark is an excellent public speaker with a 15 year track record. His insight into motorsport's 'winning ways' will resonate with performance-driven organisations.
Aside from working internationally as a public speaker, Mark makes regular media appearances with respect to the Formula One industry and also co-owns his own racing team, Status Grand Prix, which competes in GP3 and sports car events including the world famous Le Mans 24 Hours.
Mark Gallagher's public speaking career began in 1998 when he was asked to speak for BT at a major management conference in Vienna, joining Mikhail Gorbachev and the President of Sony Europe in delivering key note addresses. Little did he know that the inaugural speech he delivered was to be the first of hundreds of 'content-rich' business speaking appearances, made at a wide range of corporate events over the next 14 years.
From Head of Cosworth's F1™ Business Unit and Head of Commercial Affairs at Jaguar / Red Bull Racing, to Marketing Director at Jordan Grand Prix, Mark has been immersed in the motorsport industry his whole working life.
Today, besides being the driving force behind his own team, Status Grand Prix, he makes regular appearances in the international media and is widely 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.

Mark Gallagher F1 Keynote and Motivational speaker

Mark Gallagher F1 Keynote and Motivational speaker

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 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.

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 debut 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 sports management business and racing team, Status Grand Prix, which continues to excel.

An at-a-glance career guide:

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Managing Director of CMS Motor Sport Ltd, Business and Motivational Speaker, media commentator on Formula One, Non Executive Director of Formula Fun Entertainment Ltd and Britax Ltd, columnist for isportsconnect.com, co-owner of Status Grand Prix. Mark founded Status in 2005, representing Ireland in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, which his team won outright in 2009. Since then the team has progressed to GP3 – a feeder series to F1 – finishing 2nd in the series in 2010, and also competes in the European Le Mans sports car racing series claiming a podium finish on its debut in 2012.

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 required to compete at the highest levels in the 20 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 sports business, 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, race winning Jordan team over a ten year period, Mark was famously described as ‘head of making things happen’ in Eddie Jordan’s dynamic organisation. He then joined Jaguar Racing and helped in its transition into the now-dominant Red Bull Racing team, before taking over responsibility from 2009 until 2011 for the return of Cosworth to Formula One. Between 2009 and 2011 Mark was directly responsible for supplying one third of the Formula One teams with engine technology, re-establishing the Cosworth F1 business which has powered 13 Drivers Champions and won 176 Grands Prix - second only to Ferrari.

During 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 of Motorsport, has scored multiple victories in the GP3 feeder-series to Formula One and competes in the Le Mans sports car racing series. Status has three times won the ‘Best Presented Team’ Award, setting the benchmark in professionalism and presentation.

Today Mark 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 also makes regular appearances in the media, notably with Sky News, and in 2012 is an expert pundit and commentator at Formula One events with ESPN Star Sports, broadcasting to 24 countries and 36 Million F1 fans in Asia.

In 2014 Mark will published ‘The Business of Winning’, a book drawing on the business lessons to be learned from the high finance, high octane world of Formula One. 

Topics:
•Teamwork, Motivation and Leadership
•Customer Service - the client-centric organisation 
•Branding and Marketing
•Technology and Innovation
•Sustainability 
•Managing Risk and Safety

Mark Gallagher F1 Keynote and Motivational speaker

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