Mark Gallagher Biography
With three decades experience in international motorsport, including senior roles with the Jordan and Red Bull Racing Formula One™ teams as well as running Cosworth’s F1 Business unit, Mark has worked with many of the sports leading figures and developed a unique insight into the way they operate. He has also developed a wide range of business interests in the sport, including creating a championship winning racing team.
Starting out as an F1 journalist and broadcaster he went on to become a media consultant for major sponsors including Marlboro and Canon. He joined Eddie Jordan’s fledgling F1 team for its debut season in 1991, returning to the team in 1995 where he became head of marketing and was on the team’s management board during its most successful years.
Joining Jaguar Racing in 2004 Mark remained with the team during its transition into Red Bull Racing before leaving to establish his own racing team, Status Grand Prix, with won the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, and later became a winning team in both GP2 and GP3 – the feeder categories to Formula One. In 2009 he took over the running of the world famous Cosworth F1 engine business, re-establishing the British company as a leading supplier to one third of the F1 teams in 2010.
An at-a-glance career guide:
Managing Director of Performance Insights Ltd, working closely with F1 drivers including David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen and Mark Webber, F1 Analyst for BBC 5 Live and non-executive director Safety Systems.