PJ Patterson is a Jamaican former politician who served as the sixth Prime Minister of Jamaica from 1992 to 2006. He was the leader of the People’s National Party from 1992 to 2006, and the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Westmoreland South Eastern from 1970 to 1980, and again from 1989 to 1993. Following a constituency reorganization, he served as the MP for Westmoreland Eastern from 1993 to 2006. He retired from all of these positions in January 2006.
He is Statesman in Residence – University of West Indies at the P J Patterson Center of Africa Caribbean Advocacy.