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Jane Iyer

Jane’s love affair with Asia started on her arrival as a “wee lass” in Singapore (by boat!) in February 1963.

A native Brit, life has ensured that she has boomeranged back to Asia — as a trailing teenager in 1970, followed by two stints as a trailing spouse from 1999, in the middle of which she sandwiched six years in New York City.

She’s grasped opportunities to get involved, and sees her volunteer work with Friends of the Museums (FOM) as nothing less than life changing. She served as its president in 2003/4, has guided in three museums, coordinated the Explore Singapore! Team, led Study Tours to other parts of Asia, and ran film and book groups.

An excellent organiser and administrator, she’s a passionate ambassador for her adopted home of Singapore. Particularly interested in heritage and history, she is also a keen supporter of the performing arts.

A true citizen of the world, she speaks mother tongue English, excellent Spanish and good French, with a smattering of other languages, eg Portuguese and Italian, poor Malay, and almost non existent Chinese — leaving plenty of scope for self improvement!