CEW Member Robyn Denholm

Robyn Denholm, Chair of the Board, Tesla Inc.

Tesla’s Board of Directors appointed Robyn Denholm to serve as the independent Chair of the Board, in November 2018, having considered her strong leadership, independent presence, financial and business expertise. Robyn joined the Tesla Board in 2014 as an independent director, Chair of the Audit Committee.

Her global experience encompasses leadership roles across a range of technology companies, including Telstra, Juniper Networks, and Sun Microsystems. Most recently, Ms. Denholm served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy of Telstra, a telecommunications company, where she also served as its Chief Operations Officer.  During her 9 years at Juniper Networks Inc. she was both the Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Financial and Operations Officer, and was part of the team that saw significant growth in both size and impact of the company. Her experience also includes numerous finance management roles in the automotive industry while at Toyota Motor Corporation Australia for seven years. Her past public board of director service has included ABB Limited. & Echelon Corporation.

She is a current member of the UNSW Business School Advisory Council. Robyn was awarded a Doctor of Business (Honoris Causa) from the UNSW in 2019. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Sydney and a Master’s degree in commerce from the University of New South Wales, and is a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Robyn is a member of CEW.