Andrew Chan (born 12 January 1984) is an Australian convicted drug trafficker from Sydney, New South Wales. Chan is the "godfather" of the Bali Nine, found guilty of attempted drug trafficking of heroin into Australia from Indonesia. Prosecutors recommended Chan be given the death penalty and on February 14, 2006 Chan was sentenced to death by the Denpasar District Court.
Prior to his arrest, Chan worked for the Eurest Catering Company in New South Wales with fellow convictees Renae Lawrence and Martin Stephens, however upon his arrest told police he had met the 8 other defendants at Bali's Embargo nightclub.
Chan was arrested whilst seated on an Australian Airlines flight waiting to depart Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar, Indonesia on April 17, 2005 for Sydney. He was arrested carrying three mobile phones and a boarding pass, however no drugs were found in his possession. Renae Lawrence later admitted to two prior visits to Bali on October 16, 2004 and November 5, 2004, where she and Chan made an earlier successful run with heroin from Bali to Australia during their October visit. The second delivery, scheduled for December 2004 was aborted when heroin suppliers failed to deliver.