Robyn Denholm Is Tesla’s New Board Chair

Posted by at 12:57 pm on November 8, 2018

Tesla’s found a new chair of its board to replace Elon Musk.

The SEC filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk following an August tweet in which he said he was considering taking the company private.

Robyn Denholm, Telstra’s chief financial officer and head of strategy, has been named to head the company’s board with immediate effect late Wednesday, the automaker said in a statement posted to its blog.

“Robyn has extensive experience in both the tech and auto industries and she has made significant contributions as a Tesla Board member over the past four years,” Musk said.

“I look forward to working even more closely with Robyn as we continue accelerating the advent of sustainable energy,” he added.

Denholm will leave the Australian telco following a six-month notice period, during which her predecessor Elon Musk will provide her support to “ensure a smooth transition,” according to the statement. Prior to her appointment, she has served as an independent board director prior to since 2014, Tesla added.

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