Tung Chan is Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy. Tung also sits on the Board of the Vancouver Foundation and the Canadian Foundation Of Economic Education. Tung holds a BA degree from UBC and a General Management Diploma from the Institute of Canadian Bankers where he is also a Fellow.
Tung has worked as a stockbroker in Hong Kong and a waiter in Holland prior to coming to Canada in 1974 at the age of 22. Since then, Tung has been a waiter, a bartender, a radio program producer, a Councillor and a Deputy Mayor of Vancouver; a branch manager of the Royal Bank and a vice president of the TD Bank Financial Group where he had operational and strategic responsibilities for two overseas branches (Hong Kong and Taiwan) and 17 domestic branches. From 2006 to 2010, Tung was the CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tung has volunteered his time in leadership positions of numerous civic, cultural, business and educational organizations. The following is an illustrative list of organizations: E-Comm Emergency Communications (Board Chair), Richmond Public Library (Board Chair), Fairchild TV (Program Advisory Board Chair), International Financial Center Society of BC (Vice Chair), BC Premier’s Chinese Community Advisory Committee (Member), Province of BC Equal Opportunity Community Advisory Board (Member), Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Board member), Asia Pacific Foundation (Board member), the Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia (Board member), the Metropolis BC (Board member), and the United Way of the Lower Mainland (Board and campaign cabinet member).
Tung is a frequent commentator in the media on social, multicultural and immigration related issues. In 2002 and 2012, Tung was awarded the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to the community. In 2014, Tung was invested into the Order of BC by the Lt. Governor of British Columbia.