Mark Gallagher is widely regarded as one of the leading communicators, campaigners and political lobbyists of his generation. He founded the award-winning PR Agency – Pagefield Communications – in 2010, which now employs a team of fifty communicators, having served close to 300 companies, countries, charities and extraordinary individuals.
Before launching Pagefield, Mark was Director of Corporate Affairs and Chief of Staff at Europe’s largest commercial broadcaster, ITV plc, was the first communications director to sit on the main shareholder board of any large British company at Camelot Group plc and was Public Affairs Director at ITN, Europe’s largest broadcast news producer, where he was the youngest member of the Executive Board in the company’s 50-year history.
At Pagefield, Mark has advised companies as diverse as Airbnb, British Airways, BAT, Discovery Networks, Starling Bank and the World Economic Forum, alongside clients of unique global significance – including members of the British Royal Family and the estate and family of Professor Stephen Hawking.
Mark also sat on the advisory board and working group that delivered the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with Pagefield being the first external communications firm to deliver PR for a major Royal event. He was a Trustee of the Museum Association, served two terms as a Commissioner at the Royal Hospital Chelsea and has spent several years on the external advisory group of His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury. He is a trustee of the London Youth Choirs.
Mark was the only consultant to be included in the top 50 of Iain Dale’s most politically influential people in the UK. He has appeared annually in Bloomsbury’s Who’s Who since 2017 and the PRWeek Power Book for more than a decade, where he has also been listed amongst Britain’s top ten public affairs campaigners for many years. Mark has featured several times in the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000: London’s top one thousand most influential people.
Mark advises a number of private clients around the world through his second business – Riverside Advisory – which he turned into a separate limited company in 2019.