Jacket, top and trousers by Ralph Lauren; La Strada diamond ring in white gold and Pushkin diamond and watch bracelet in white gold, both by Chopard 

“I would say that there are many facets to me,” she says. “And although it’s not the first thing that would jump to mind, my love of fashion and style is a facet that I am proud of, particularly since I’m in a job that demands I dress very conservatively.”

To combat the difficulty of expressing a personality sartorially while climbing the corporate ladder, Tan designed a capsule collection of eight essential pieces for the working woman, which she launched in Singapore in November 2014. “I did it because I wanted to get more out of my interest in fashion than just shopping—I can express my sense of style in a different way.”

Tan travels constantly for work and her wardrobe is filled with an eclectic mix of couture from all over the world. “I’m a fan of Oscar de la Renta and Lanvin. I like Dion Lee a lot, too, because he’s versatile and sophisticated in a very Australian way. I’m very open-minded and travel has broadened my horizons a lot. My experiences shape me and they shape the way I dress because I am so influenced by different cultures.”