$6.1 billion Symantec has appointed Stephen Bennett, former president and CEO of Intuit, to its board of directors, effective Feb. 8.

Bennett joined Intuit after a 23-year career at General Electric, where he managed complex and diverse organizations from consumer appliances to financial services. During his career at GE, he held a variety of key management roles in numerous areas of the business, including GE Capital e-Business, GE Capital Vendor Financial Services, GE Electrical Distribution and Control, GE Appliances, GE Medical Systems, and GE Supply.

His appointment to Symantec's board brings the total number of directors to eleven.