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Telstra exec quits to replace Musk as Tesla chairman

Believer: Robyn Denholm, seen here at the recent CeBIT Australia business technology conference in Sydney, says she’s “a believer” in Tesla and its mission, stepping up to the full-time role after four years as an independent director.

One-time Toyota Australia finance chief Denholm named as Tesla Motors chairman

9 Nov 2018

- Australia's Robyn Denholm, currently chief financial officer and head of strategy for Telstra, has resigned from her position to become Tesla Motors chairman in the United States.
- She replaces company founder Elon Musk, 47, who remains on the board and is still chief executive officer but was forced to step down as chairman for three years – and pay a $US20 million ($A27.6m) fine – as part of a deal struck with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in September to resolve a securities fraud case.

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