A former Facebook executive joined digital auto insurer Root as its first Chief People Officer. Allianz’s Australian operations hired a new chief risk officer.


Root Inc., the parent company of digital auto insurer Root Insurance, has hired Annette Reavis, as its first Chief People Officer.

Reavis joined Root after spending a decade at Facebook, serving as a strategic HR leader for Facebook’s product, marketing, growth/integrity, community operations, and partnerships organizations.

She will oversee the recruitment that will drive the next phase of Root’s geographic and product expansion. In 2019, Root opened a second office in Columbus and expanded its national footprint with offices in Chicago and Phoenix.

Root recently announced plans to expand its operations with a West Coast claims and customer service center in Chandler, Arizona, that over five years will create 480 new jobs, adding to the more than 850 employees already in Columbus, Arizona, and Chicago.


Allianz Australia hired Tara Laybutt as its chief risk officer, effective May 11, 2020.

Laybutt has extensive experience in guiding the risk functions of large, financial services companies through complex and challenging periods, the company said in a statement.

She joins from Deloitte Australia, where she is currently a partner, Risk Advisory, responsible for leading teams servicing global financial services businesses. Before this, she spent over four years at Westpac where she served in her last role as the acting chief audit executive.

Laybutt is replacing Lori Callahan who is retiring after 18 years with Allianz.

Sources: Root, Allianz Australia

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