Chin Tan commenced his term as Race Discrimination Commissioner on October 8, 2018. He is a recognized and established community leader and is a strong, passionate advocate for a successful multicultural Australia. Prior to joining the Commission, Chin spent three years as the Director for Multicultural Engagement at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. Chin was the Chairperson and Statutory Head of the Victorian Multicultural Commission from 2011 to 2015. Previously, he enjoyed a successful career of more than twenty-four years as a practising lawyer that included partner roles at a number of Melbourne firms.