Symantec has named the six former Symantec directors and four former Veritas directors who will sit on its 10-member board, following the completion of its merger with Veritas.

The merger brings Symantec new lines of backup, archiving and file system software to add to its existing range of software for protecting home and office computer systems and networks from viruses and intrusions.

As previously announced, John W. Thompson will remain as chairman and CEO of the enlarged Symantec, while the former CEO of Veritas, Gary Bloom, will become vice chairman and co-president of the merged company. Symantec paid $13.5 billion for Veritas in December 2004.

The other directors are:

  • William Coleman, a Symantec board member since January 2003 and former chairman and CEO of BEA Systems
  • David Mahoney, a Symantec board member since April 2003 and now CEO of health care IT services company iMcKesson
  • Robert S. Miller, a Symantec board member since September 1994 and also CEO of Delphi
  • George Reyes, a Symantec board member since July 2000 and chief financial officer (CFO) of Google
  • Daniel H. Schulman, a Symantec board member since March 2000 and also CEO of mobile phone operator Virgin Mobile USA
  • Michael Brown, a Veritas board member since 2003 and former chairman and CEO of Quantum
  • David Roux, a Veritas board member since 2002, and now managing director of a private equity firm he co-founded, Silver Lake Partners
  • Paul Unruh, a member of the Veritas board since 2003, and a former CFO of construction company Bechtel Group

The board members will be eligible for re-election at the company's next annual stockholder meeting, a date for which has not yet been announced.