Mr Tan Chuan-Jin is the current Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore. Prior to his appointment as Speaker on 11 September 2017, he served as the Minister for Social and Family Development from 9 April 2015. He was also the Minister for Manpower from 1 May 2014 to 8 April 2015. Prior to his election to Parliament, Mr Tan had served in the Singapore Armed Forces for nearly 24 years.
Mr Tan enjoys running and photography. In 2014, he published a book titled “The World We Live In” capturing his travel photographs, and has auctioned his prints in support of charitable causes. He also has a passion for environmental and social issues.
Mr Tan holds a Master’s Degree in Defence Studies from King’s College in London and a Master’s Degree in Public Management from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is married with two children.