Mike Foster is CEO of Energy and Utilities Alliance, a not-for-profit trade association based in the West Midlands. He holds a degree in economics, a post-graduate certificate in education, and is a Chartered Management Accountant. Having started work in the car industry, he taught accountancy, economics, and statistics for six years before becoming MP for Worcester (1997-2010). He served as a Minister for four years, under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and latterly as Minister for International Development. Before heading up EUA, he was Head of Communications at the international charity WaterAid.