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“A successful leader
is somebody who listens.
They have their own vision
but at the same time take
on the opinions and the
thoughts of other people
around them, which helps
to bring everybody else along.
Sometimes you have to make
hard decisions, but most
of the time you can encourage
people to contribute and
give them some courage
Narelle Underwood was appointed
25th Surveyor-General of NSW (est. in 1787)
in 2016. She is the youngest person in 200
years to hold the position. She is also Director
of Survey Operations (Spatial Services), NSW
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation.
Hers is a major role within the State, responsible
for the leadership and regulation of the land and
mining surveying profession.
Mrs Underwood has been a member of
numerous boards and committees that represent
surveying and spatial information. She chairs
the NSW Geographical Names Board, the NSW
Surveying Taskforce and the NSW Surveying
and Mapping Industry Council. Mrs Underwood
is President, Board of Surveying and Spatial
Information of NSW, and is a member of the
UNSW School of Civil and Environmental
Engineering Industry Advisory Committee.
Mrs Underwood is a strong advocate within
the surveying and spatial information field,
particularly for its future development as
it intersects with innovation and emerging
technologies. She is also an energetic mentor for
young men and women entering the profession.
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