Grand Prix Motor Racing Executive
Mark Gallagher is an expert on a range of business areas relating to experience gained while working in senior management roles within Formula One over the last 30 years. This included more than a decade on the management board of the successful Jordan Grand Prix team, handling commercial affairs for Red Bull Racing and running 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…
Mark Gallagher is an expert on a range of business areas relating to experience gained while working in senior management roles within Formula One over the last 30 years. This included more than a decade on the management board of the successful Jordan Grand Prix team, handling commercial affairs for Red Bull Racing and running 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 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 is now a race winning team in Formula One’s feeder series; GP3 and GP2. He helped develop 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.
BUSINESS OF FORMULA 1: LEADERSHIP, TEAMWORK AND PERFORMANCE
With his experience in Formula One, Mark Gallagher is uniquely qualified to advise and guide any business in any field to achieve a higher level of performance.
To compete in F1 requires a wide range of business skills. The teams – high-end engineering businesses – face a formidable set of challenges in a demanding, intense and high-profile environment where successes and failures are visible and obvious.
F1 is also a business where one of the central activities is brand building, not only of the teams such as Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren, but also of global consumer brands including Vodafone, Marlboro, Santander and TAG Heuer.
Mark Gallagher has worked in Formula One and international motor sport since 1983, helping to create, manage and guide teams towards race and title-winning success at world level. He has worked with champions, advised some of the world’s top brands, and become an expert on the inner workings of this fascinating industry. After working for the BBC and Express Newspaper Group in London, in 1990 Mark became part of the original management at Jordan Grand Prix, which was described as ‘the most motivated team in F1’. In 2004 Mark joined Jaguar Racing and oversaw its transition to Red Bull Racing. A professional conference speaker since 1998, Mark appears regularly in the media, providing industry insights to the BBC, CNN, Channel 4 News and Sky News. He has also sat on FIA technical working groups, and is a founding director of Status Grand Prix Ltd and Managing Director of CMS Motor Sport Ltd, a motor sport management and consulting business.
THE MASTER CLASS – what it covers
Leadership – Creating the vision, identifying the goals, cascading positive motivations throughout the organisation, creating the environment for success.
Teamwork – Drawing on practical examples, Mark describes the key attributes of personal commitment and the role of the individual in bringing a cohesive approach.
Motivation – Mark discusses definitions of success, creating milestone and gated reviews that enable staff to build towards the ultimate goal, celebrating achievements along the way. How can we motivate in times of difficulty?
Brand Building – How F1 teams develop brand awareness, generate core values and communicate them to sponsors and a global audience of billions.
> Insight into how teams compete to achieve technical and commercial success, citing the FIA Formula One World Championship as a case study
> Enables you to identify the strengths of those who achieve world-class status; their ability to create and communicate their vision, motivate and empower their staff, and steer their organisation commercially and culturally
> How to achieve and maintain motivation, the strength of which is often the only difference between a champion and an also-ran
> Practical examples of creating the right environment for the attainment and maintenance of success