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.
While he was Financial Secretary, Mr. Barber served as Chairman of the Capital Development Fund; Jamaica International Telecommunications Ltd. (JAMINTEL) and the Commonwealth Telecommunications Council. He was also a member of the boards of Bank of Jamaica; Air Jamaica; National Development Bank and Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. When he became Governor, he served as chairman of the board of the Bank of Jamaica.