An acknowledged expert on Formula One (F1), Mark Gallagher plies his talents at the fasted position in the lucrative racing car world, both as a media commentator and respected businessman. He is in regular contact with the world’s top drivers and team owners and is in a unique position to provide first-hand accounts of what it takes to be a world class competitor in what is one of the most glamorous sporting sectors.
Mark has spent over 30 years working at a senior executive level within the racing car industry. He is currently Managing Director of CMS Motor Sport Ltd and co-owner of Status Grand Prix, and has also worked for Jordan Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing and Cosworth, dealing with famous drivers such as Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard and Ayrton Senna.
Mark began working as a journalist and broadcaster for Formula One in 1987 and later became a media consultant for major F1 sponsors. He joined Eddie Jordan’s fledgling F1 team for its debut season in 1991, returning to the team in 1995 when he became head of marketing. He joined Jaguar Racing in 2004 and in 2009, took over the running of the Cosworth F1 engine business. As a commentator, Mark has frequently appeared on Sky News and has contributed to various other channels, such as BBC and Al Jazeera News.
Since 2005, Mark has co-owned his own racing team, Status Grand Prix. Based at Silverstone, UK, the team won the 2009 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport and has scored multiple victories in the GP3 feeder-series to F1, as well as competing in the Le Mans sports car series. Moreover, Status Grand Prix has three times won the Best Presented Team Award, setting the benchmark in professionalism and presentation.
In 2012, Mark 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's skills as a media commentator, and his success within the highly competitive F1 sector, make him an ideal choice as an Awards Host and Presenter of sports-themed Events. He is also an expert Motivational Speaker, imparting his experience and skills as an industry leader through addressing specific topics that appeal across a wide range of business disciplines:
Teamwork, Motivation and Leadership
Customer Service - the client-centric organisation
Partnerships and Sponsorship
Technology and Innovation
Sustainability Managing Risk and Safety
To book Mark for your Event, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call us on 020 7251 8222.
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