Bill Samuel serves as the Treasurer of UKOTCF. He is a chartered accountant, born and brought up in Surrey. He has lived and worked in Copenhagen, Nairobi, Bahrain, Farnham and the Turks & Caicos Islands, initially as an accountant but then as an entrepreneur in tourism development and an investment banker. More recently he has been a consultant in tourism and financial services with assignments including Strategic Reviews in the Turks and Caicos Islands and Anguilla, commercial consultancy for the Government of St Helena and restructuring the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board. He was UK Representative of the Turks & Caicos Islands Government from 1996 to 2004.

He was until recently a member of the board of his family's company, Foyles Bookshop, where he helped plan and oversee a major renovation programme.

He is divorced with three adult children, an adult foster son and eight grandchildren. His hobbies include sailing, scuba diving, skiing and photography. He is an active supporter of Amnesty International and cares deeply for human rights. He is a Director of The Booksellers Association and Chair of one of its subsidiaries Batch UK Ltd., and a Council member and treasurer of Minority Rights Group. He lives in London and Northamptonshire.