Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Redbridge

redbridgeThomas Chan Esq DL

Appointed Rep DL: June 2014

Thomas is of Hong Kong Chinese origin and has worked in the voluntary and public sectors. He has served on various public committees including the Metropolitan Police Committee and the Home Secretary’s Race Relations Forum.

In 2001, he started his own business specialising in delivering business consultancy support for small and medium size enterprises. He has been active in supporting the UK’s Chinese community for over thirty years with the aim of promoting better dialogue between UK policy makers and members of the community.

Redbridge BoroughThomas served as a Councillor in the London Borough of Redbridge for 12 years and in 2009/10, he was elected Mayor of the Borough – the first ethnic Chinese to hold this position in the UK.

He enjoys films, current affairs and travelling.

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Proclamation Reading – sunday 11 September 2022

Mr Thomas Chan DL – Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the Borough of Redbridge – attended the Reading of the Proclamation.

Tree Planting in Redbridge

Mr Thomas Chan and the Mayor of Redbridge, hard at work planting a tree at Clayhall Park, Redbridge, to mark the Queen’s Green Canopy.

Multi-Faith online Memorial meeting in Redbridge

Mr Thomas Chan attended an online Mullti-faith meeting in remembrance of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It was attended by local faith leaders, the Mayor of Redbridge, local Councillors and MPs (Sir Ian Duncan Smith and Wes Streeting).

Mr Thomas Chan invited the Mayor of Redbridge to plant a tree in Redbridge Job – two trees are better than one!chan

Representative Deputy Lieutenants attended the Jack Petchey Achievement Awards ceremony in Woodford, Redbridge on the 7th November 2019.


Mont Rose College in Ilford celebrates its Fifth Graduation Ceremony

Friday 28th June 2019

Thomas Chan, attended the fifth graduation ceremony at Mont Rose College, honouring the achievements of more than 200 students. The graduates were presented with their diplomas and – those with outstanding grades and attendance – awards for their performance. The event was presided by Professor Nick Braisby, Vice Chancellor of Buckinghamshire New University.

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Image source: Ilford Recorder