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Leading our business

Meet our leadership team

  • Tracy Blackwell

    Chief Executive Officer

    Tracy is CEO and a Director of PIC. Tracy is also CEO and a Director of PIC’s parent company, Pension Insurance Corporation Group Limited (PICG).

  • Dom Veney

    Chief Financial Officer

    Dom is a Director and Chief Financial Officer of PIC.  

    Before joining PIC as Chief Actuary in 2017 he was a partner at PwC, leading the company’s UK life actuarial practice. Dom is a Fellow of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries and is a Member of FRC’s Actuarial Advisory Panel.

  • Simon Abel

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Simon is responsible for developing, communicating, executing and sustaining PIC’s corporate strategic initiatives. Simon has 20 years’ experience in investment banking, specialising in insurance mergers and acquisitions advisory and capital raising.

  • Lance DeLuca

    Chief Operating Officer

    Lance’s responsibilities include leading the Operations, Technology, Data, Change and Enterprise Architecture functions.

    Prior to joining PIC, Lance held a variety of operational leadership roles including COO - Investment at Schroders, Joint Chief Operating Officer at Jupiter Asset Management, Managing Director at BlackRock and Partner & Equity Trader at Trans-Hudson.

    Lance earned a BA degree in psychology from Cornell University.

  • Giles Fairhead

    Chief Risk Officer

    Giles makes sure we manage our risks in the most effective way – overseeing risk, regulation, ORSA and all Solvency II requirements.

  • Rob Groves

    Chief Investment Officer

    Leading our asset and liability management team, Rob is responsible for aligning our fast-growing portfolio with paying our policyholders.

  • Valeria Locatelli

    Chief Internal Audit Officer

    Valeria is the Chief Internal Audit Officer, responsible to provide independent assurance to the Board that the Firm’s risk, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively. She has worked in Financial Services for 25 years in Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance roles.

  • Mitul Magudia 

    Chief Origination Officer

    Mitul is PIC's Chief Origination Officer with over 20 years’ experience in insurance and pensions, he leads our solutions driven, innovative approach to pension risk transfer transactions.





  • Dara McCann

    Chief People Officer

    Dara has been working with people for over 25 years. A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personal and Development, she has experience across a number of different industries, more recently within the Space and Technology sectors where she has grown businesses from ‘Start-Up’ phase to ‘Growth and Scale-Up’ and on to established thriving units.  Dara works to create high performing teams and structures.  Her passion is creating work environments where everyone loves their job and can reach their full potential. 

  • Louise Inward

    General Counsel

    Louise is responsible for legal, governance and compliance matters at PIC. She is also Company Secretary. 

  • Alistair Roberts 

    Chief Technology Officer

    Alistair leads PIC’s IT Department, ensuring the delivery of secure, reliable and efficient IT systems and services in support of PIC’s critical business activities. 

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