Mark Gallagher

Mark Gallagher

Company Director

Mark Gallagher is the founder and Senior Partner of Pagefield, a strategic communications and campaigning agency. He has more than 20 years’ experience in public and regulatory affairs, corporate public relations and campaigning.

Mark has carved out a reputation for planning and executing some of the most successful corporate campaigns of recent times. He was the main Board Director responsible for Camelot Group plc’s campaign for the £50 billion third lottery licence, transforming the company’s reputation from one of Britain’s most unpopular corporations to the world’s most respected lottery operator. Mark also led Camelot’s negotiations for the new licence, working with a team of legal, commercial, technology and regulatory experts to nail down a 10-year deal.

As Public Affairs Director for ITN, Europe’s largest commercial news operator, Mark ran the company’s successful campaign to win the ITV News contract, together with a raft of lobbies to protect freedom of expression in broadcast journalism. His press teams – embedded in each ITN newsroom – promoted ITV News, Channel 4 News, 5 News, LBC, News Direct, EuroNews, the ITN News Channel and IRN. Mark’s deep understanding of modern newsroom culture has allowed him to build and manage some of the best in-house press teams in the country, generating hundreds of millions of pounds worth of positive media coverage, latterly for ITV plc, where he also performed a Chief of Staff role for Executive Chairman, Michael (now Lord) Grade.

Mark honed his knowledge of Government at the Industry and Parliament Trust, working to educate business leaders about Westminster, Whitehall and the European Union institutions and parliamentarians about the commercial world. Having closely observed the effectiveness of business and parliament schemes at the very beginning of his professional life, Mark was delighted to accept a pro bono position sitting on the Management Board of Dialogue International. He is also a Trustee of the Museums Association and sits on the organizing committee of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation.

Mark graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from St Anne’s College, Oxford.