G. Arthur Brown was the first Jamaican to be appointed Governor of the Bank of Jamaica. Born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica on 25 July 1922, Mr. Brown began his career in the Jamaican civil service in 1941when he joined the staff of the Income Tax Department. He remained there until 1947 when he was awarded the Issa Scholarship to the London School of Economics from which he graduated in 1950 with a B. Sc. in Economics.
Horace Barber was appointed Governor of the Bank of Jamaica in January 1983 and served in this position until October 1985. He was born on 15 October 1922 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cambridge University.
Mr. Barber worked in various positions with the Jamaican Government and became head of the Civil Service in 1973 when he was appointed Financial Secretary. He served in this capacity until 1982 when he became Governor.