Mark Gallagher is a well-respected public speaker who provides keynote speeches and presentations on a range of business topics relating to his experiences gained whilst working in senior management roles within Formula One auto racing over the last 30 years. Today he is co-commentator and Formula One analyst for the BBC in the UK as well as founder and CEO of Performance Insights.
If you have ever wanted to know about the inner workings of Formula One and to understand how these lessons can be applied to business, Mark Gallagher has been providing companies with deep insights into the sport for almost 20 years. Whether the topic is leadership, building a high performance team or taking a data-driven approach to managing risk and performance, Mark works with clients to understand their specific requirements. He recognises that no two audiences are the same, therefore his presentations are tailored to suit. This means developing appropriate content and delivering keynote presentations which are insightful, informative and highly entertaining.
Mark’s management career in Formula One included more than a decade on the management board of the highly successful Jordan Grand Prix team, running the world famous Cosworth engine business and establishing the commercial arm of Red Bull Racing which went on to become 4-times World Champions. During his career, he has worked with many of the sport’s leading drivers, including former World Champions Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button. He still works closely with several of the sport’s major stars including David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen and Jacques Villeneuve.
Gallagher’s career in Formula One started in 1983, spending seven years working in the media and as a consultant to Philip Morris International before joining Eddie Jordan’s fledgling Grand Prix team in 1990. He was a member of the team’s management board, having full responsibility for the team’s day-to-day marketing and commercial activities. 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 and technology supplier in 2010, overseeing its supply of one-third of the teams on the starting grid.
Along the way, he founded Status Grand Prix, which won the 2009 Motorsport World Cup of Motorsport and became a race-winning team in junior Formula 1 as well as competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours sport car race. He helped develop the new hybrid petrol-electric engine regulations introduced into Formula One in 2014. Between 2005 and 2009 Mark was motor sport consultant to Disney Pixar on CARS and CARS II.