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Robyn Denholm Biography, Wiki, Age, Education, Salary, Husband, replaces Elon Musk as Tesla chair

7th November 2018, Robyn Denholm to replace Elon Musk as Tesla chair

Robyn Denholm Wiki

Robyn Denholm Bio

Robyn Denholm was born in 1963 and raised in Milperra, New South Wales, with her parents owning the local service station. The media has linked her rare combination as “a finance guru with a genuine interest in technology” to her early days when she is reported as liking to tinker with car repairs.
Robyn Denholm details
Robyn Denholm Age She was born in 1963 (Age 55 as of 2018) in New South Wales
Robyn Denholm Nationality Australian
Robyn Denholm Husband Denholm
Robyn Denholm Salary Australian $2,002,000 As of Fiscal Year 2018

Robyn Denholm Education

Robyn Denholm is quoted saying that she loved science. However, her passion turned out to be in accounting, a talent she also honed in the service station helping her parents with the bookkeeping. Denholm went on to study economics, accounting and industrial relations at the University of Sydney before undertaking a Master’s in commerce at the University of NSW. She now sponsors a scholarship for a disadvantaged student at the UNSW Australian School of Business.

  • 1999 Master’s degree in Commerce, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • 1999 Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia
  • 1988 Associate, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia
  • 1985 Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Industrial Relations, Accounting, University of Sydney, Australia

Robyn Denholm replace Elon Musk as Tesla chair

On Wednesday night 7th November 2018, Tesla, Inc Automotive company announced Robyn Denholm has taken Elon Musk’s place as chair of the company’s board. She will also be leaving her role as CFO and Head of Strategy at Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications company, after a six-month notice period there, to focus on her work as Tesla chair full-time, the company said in a statement.

Musk was mandated to leave his role as chairman of the board at Tesla as part of a settlement with the SEC following his now infamous take-private tweets in August. Musk said, in that series of tweets, that he was considering taking Tesla private at $420 a share, and even had some funding secured. The tweets sent shares soaring to an intraday high of $387.46 a share on 7th August 2018.

Robyn Denholm Career Highlight

  • From 9th January 2017 to 1st October 2018, Robyn Denholm worked as the Head of Strategy and Chief Financial officer of Telstra Corporation Limited. He previously worked for the company as its Chief Operating Officer from 2017.
  • From 2014 – to 2018, She was a Board member, and Audit Committee Chair of Tesla Motors Inc.
  • She worked as a Board Member, Finance and Audit Committee Member of ABB in Zürich Area, Switzerland from April 2016- April 2017.
  • From August 2007 to August 2016 Denholm changed career tacks leaving strategic planning and returning to her finance roots when she joined Juniper Networks as Chief Financial Officer. Juniper is best known for the development and marketing of networking products including routers, switches, network management software, network security products, and software-defined networking technology.
  • She worked as the Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategic Planning of Sun Microsystems Inc from 1996 – Aug 2007. The company is located in Santa Clara California.
  • Robyn Denholm worked as the National Manager Finance of Toyota Motor Corporation Australia from 1989 to 1996.

Robyn Denholm Husband

Robyn Denholm Husband is a golf enthusiast. When she left Juniper in the middle of 2016, she is quoted saying that she took a year off to travel and play golf with her husband. However,  five months into that break she was approached to return to Australia for the Telstra COO role, an opportunity she took.


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