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Tesla names new chairman of the board

Joe Mont | November 8, 2018

Tesla has named a new chairman of the board, Robyn Denholm, to replace founder and CEO Elon Musk, who held the post until recently.

Musk was forced to step down from the post to meet the terms of a recent settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Denholm immediately stepped into the new role, announced on Nov. 7, at least on a part-time basis. “So that she will be able to devote her full attention to the [new] role, Robyn will be leaving her role as CFO and head of strategy at Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications company,” Tesla wrote in a social media post. Once her six-month notice period with Telstra is complete, she will be serving as Tesla chair on a full-time basis.

“To ensure a smooth transition during the remainder of Robyn’s time...

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