Utility Week Live, 22nd - 23rd May 2018

Mike Foster

Mike Foster

chief executive, Energy and Utilities Alliance

Mike Foster is CEO of Energy and Utilities Alliance, (formerly known as SBGI). The West Midlands based trade association has been in existence since 1905. Historically it was the only trade association to represent the whole of the onshore gas industry. More recently, its scope extended to other parts of the energy and utility sector, ranging from gas storage to smart meters, from pipes to high efficiency boilers, from industrial boilers to renewables and natural gas vehicles. He Chairs the National Grid Gas Distribution Stakeholder Panel and sits on a number of advisory bodies, including fuel poverty in off grid homes.

Mike Foster was MP for Worcester 1997 to 2010, and served as a Minister under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, latterly as Minister for International Development.

Immediately prior to joining what was then SBGI, he was Head of Communications at the international charity WaterAid.



The best industry exhibition I have ever been to. Thought provoking, interesting, good networking, with a positive feel to the whole event… it was excellent!

Jacob Tompkins OBE, Managing Director, Waterwise