Tung Chan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Sociology) from the University of British Columbia. He is currently the Chair of the Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and an Honourary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy. Mr. Chan is a former Chief Executive Officer of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., a group of registered charities dedicated to promoting the well-being of all Canadians and immigrants.
Mr. Chan emigrated from Hong Kong to Vancouver in 1974 and four years later started his 28-year career at the TD Bank. There, he occupied various positions, from VP Asian Banking to District Vice-President. Mr. Chan is also very active in his community and has been and continues to be involved on the boards of a number of organizations, including the Vancouver Foundation, the Rick Hansen Institute, the B.C. Premier’s Chinese Community Advisory Committee, the United Way of the Lower Mainland, and the Richmond Public Library. He was a frequent commentator in the media on social, multicultural, and immigration-related issues. In 2002 and 2012, Mr. Chan was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Golden and Diamond Medals in recognition of his contribution to the community. In 2013 Mr. Chan was awarded an Honourary Doctor of Law degree by University Canada West. In 2014, Mr. Chan was awarded the Order of B.C.