Edward Zacca, O.J., P.C. Chief Justice (Retired)
The Rt. Honourable Justice Zacca, O.J., was born in Kingston on July 26, 1931 and had his early education at Kingston College.
He was called to the Bar at Middle Temple in 1954. On his return to Jamaica he entered into private practice until 1958, when he was appointed to the service of the Government as a Clerk of the Courts. Since then, Mr. Justice Zacca has held the posts of Resident Magistrate, Puisne Judge, Judge of Appeal, where in 1981, he was appointed to head that Court as its President.
In 1985, he was appointed Chief Justice of Jamaica, a post from which he retired in 1996.
He was awarded the Order of Jamaica in 1985 and was called to the Bench of Middle Temple in 1991.
During his tenure as Chief Justice, he acted as Governor General of Jamaica from April to July 1991.
The Rt. Honourable Justice Zacca was appointed a member of Her Majesty’s Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in September 1992.
He has also held the positions of President of the Courts of Appeal of Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Mr. Justice Zacca is an Anglican and is married to Hope. There are three (3) children of the marriage.