Lincoln Tan is the New Zealand Herald’s diversity, ethnic affairs and immigration senior reporter. He first started writing for the Herald as a columnist in 2005 but switched to reporting full time for the New Zealand Herald in 2007. He previously worked as an editor for iBall, an ethnic community newspaper and was a former board member of the New Zealand Journalists Training Organisation. He was also a former president of the Singapore Club Christchurch and chair of the Christchurch Asian Youth Trust. Lincoln began his journalism career in 1990 in Singapore but moved to New Zealand in 1997.