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Tesla’s Insider Chairwoman Stirs Doubts on Musk Being Reined In

  • Carmaker appoints Australian Robyn Denholm to head the board
  • Already a director, she replaces Musk after agreement with SEC
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Denholm Is a 'Solid Pick' to Replace Musk as Tesla Chair, Analyst Shah SaysDaybreak: Americas." (Source: Bloomberg)
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Tesla Inc. appointed a director who’s been on its board for years to replace Elon Musk as chairman, stirring suspicion as to whether the mercurial CEO will be restrained after costly run-ins with securities regulators.

Robyn Denholm, 55, will assume the chairman’s role immediately. A director since 2014, she’ll leave her position as chief financial officer and head of strategy at Australian telecommunications company Telstra Corp. after a six-month notice period.