Robyn M. Denholm (born 1962/1963) is an Australian business executive. She succeeded Elon Musk as chair of Tesla, Inc. in November 2018.
After graduating, Denholm worked in accountancy for Arthur Andersen in Sydney. This was followed by seven years at Toyota Australia. Denholm worked at the IT companies Sun Microsystems, and then Juniper Networks for nine years in finance and operations roles, rising to chief financial officer of Juniper. In 2014, Denholm became a non-executive director of Tesla, Inc. In the following four years as a non-executive director of Tesla, including as chair of the audit committee, Denholm received $17 million in Tesla stock options.
In early-2017, Denholm was appointed as chief operations officer (COO) of Telstra, Australia’s largest telecoms company.
In November 2018 Denholm became chair of Tesla, with a plan to transition to full-time following six months working out her notice period for as chief financial officer (CFO) and head of strategy at Telstra.
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