Brown & Brown has named Arrowhead’s Stephen Boyd as senior vice president of technology, innovation and digital strategy.

Boyd previously held the role of president and chief operating officer of Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, which is a Brown & Brown national program administrator specialising in workers compensation.

Brown & Brown explained the appointment recognises “the critical need to continuously modernize offerings” to meet the ever-changing needs of both customers and trading partners.

Boyd’s new role will include working closely with the company’s business leaders to drive the development of innovative insurance products and solutions. He will report directly to the broker’s president and CEO Powell Brown.

“His experience as an operator and a former CIO makes him well equipped to lead our efforts in technology going forward,” said Brown. “He has been a key driver of the Company’s innovation agenda for the last few years, and he brings the necessary blend of strategic vision and business acumen to advance our data and technology strategies.”