Mark Gallagher is a recognised expert on Formula One. He spent more than a decade on the management board of the Jordan Grand Prix team, he then handled commercial affairs for Red Bull Racing and after that ran the world famous Cosworth Formula One engine business. During his career he has worked with many of the sport’s leading drivers, including Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and David Coulthard.
Gallagher’s career in Formula One started in 1983, spending seven years working in the media before joining Eddie Jordan’s fledgling Grand Prix team in 1990, later joining the team’s management board. He became part of the newly created Red Bull Racing management team in 2004, and was invited to lead Cosworth’s return to Formula One as an engine supplier in 2010, overseeing its supply of a third of the teams on the starting grid.
During this time he founded Status Grand Prix, which won the 2009 Motorsport World Cup of Motorsport and is now a race winning team in Formula One’s feeder series; GP3 and GP2. He helped developed the new hybrid engine regulations introduced into Formula One in 2014, and is currently co-commentator and F1 Analyst for BBC 5 Live. He recently published his second book – The Business of Winning – Strategic Success from the Formula One track to the Boardroom, and was motor sport consultant to Disney Pixar on CARS and CARS II.
Gallagher speaks on a wide range of business topics relating to his experience gained while working in senior management roles within Formula One over the last 30 years.