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
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 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 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
In 2012, native speaker Mark Gallagher 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.
His expertise has also been called upon by Disney
Pixar for whom he acted as a industry consultant on the animated films
CARS The Movie and CARS 2. Mark coordinated an agreement with Formula
One CEO Bernie Ecclestone which enabled Disney Pixar to host its
European media launch of CARS The Movie at the Spanish Grand Prix, and
enjoys first hand experience of working with the man who created the
global sport of F1.