An Honoury Fellowship is the highest honour bestowed by the ICS and reserved for those who have made a significant contribution to commercial shipping as well as consistent support towards the development of the Institute.
Tan was nominated for Honorary Fellowship consideration by the Institute’s Singapore Branch in July this year and is the first woman to receive such an honour. She is a highly regarded member of the shipping community and has played a key role in the development of Singapore as a top international shipping centre.
In April 2018, Tan was awarded the Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to developing and promoting Singapore as an International Maritime Centre (IMC). She also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lloyd’s List Asia Awards in 2008. In 2012, Tan received the Public Administration Medal (Silver) (Bar) from the Singapore Government.