Narelle Underwood

IAC Committee MemberNarelle Underwood
NSW Surveyor-General

Narelle Underwood is the Surveyor-General of NSW and Director of Survey Operations at Spatial Services, a division of the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation.

She graduated from UNSW in 2009 with a BE Hons 1 Surveying & Spatial Information Systems and the University Medal. She became a Registered Land Surveyor in 2010.

Prior to joining Spatial Services, Narelle worked in both private industry and state government. She was at NSW Road’s and Maritime Services for over 7 years and held a number of senior roles, including Southern Region Survey Manager and Principal Surveyor.

Throughout her career Narelle has been actively involved in the surveying and spatial professional organisations in NSW.

Narelle has won a total of nine industry awards for her innovation and commitment to quality outputs, including the Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards Young Professional of the Year in 2011, which she won from amidst a highly capable international field. 

As Surveyor General she is the President of the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information (BOSSI), Chair of the Geographical Names Board, NSW Surveying Taskforce and the Surveying and Mapping Industry Council.