Ir Dr Chan had been the General Manager of CLP Engineering (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the CLP Group) before he retired in 2010. After retirement, he took up the post of Non-Executive Director of the company. He has extensive experience in power systems, specialising in power systems protection, distribution automation, lighting applications and energy services. Throughout his career, he has been involved in various management activities, including business process re-engineering, quality systems management, contingency planning and procurement. He has published over 50 papers and won the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) Transactions Prizes in 2003 and 2007.
Dr Chan has made significant contributions to the engineering profession by serving as the Fellow and former President of HKIE. He has also been actively engaged in community services and undertaken various duties in government bodies and professional organisations. An ardent supporter of his alma mater, Dr Chan has been serving in the advisory committees of various PolyU departments and is currently the Honorary President of PolyU Electrical and Electronic Engineering Alumni. Dr Chan served the Board of Directors of the Association from 2013 to 2018.