Denholm, who has been a Tesla board member for almost five years, was named to the post late Wednesday, replacing Elon Musk as part of a securities fraud settlement with United States government regulators.
Telstrasaid she would be leaving her CFO role in the coming months.
Apart from appointing a new chairman, Tesla was required to appoint two new independent members to its board.
Before Telstra, she worked in Silicon Valley as chief financial officer at Juniper Networks and head of corporate strategic planning at Sun Microsystems.
A statement from Ms Denholm said she believed in Tesla and looked forward "to helping Elon and the Tesla team achieve sustainable profitability and drive long-term shareholder value".
Frank Schwope, an analyst with NordLB in Germany, commented on the appointment of Denholm saying: "She's from Musk's inner circle and is unlikely to put obstacles in the way of decisions". She's one of two women on Tesla's nine-person board.
Telstra's CFO and head of strategy Robyn Denholm will leave the telco to replace Elon Musk as full-time chair of electric carmaker Tesla.
This announcement counters the rumors reported earlier by The New York Times and The Financial Times that Tesla non-executive director and Murdoch media-empire scion James Murdoch was the lead candidate for the chairman role.
The SEC accused him of manipulating the market and sued him in late September for making "false and misleading" statements to investors. And as a result, a ideal place for someone like CEO Elon Musk to lurk behind the shadows. "She has made significant contributions as a Tesla board member over the past four years in helping us become a profitable company", Musk said in a company statement.
The news comes just weeks after Tesla posted net profit of $312 million for the third quarter, by far its largest ever.
Delhi's air quality improves to 'severe'
Malad and Mazgaon recorded "poor" AQI, and the remaining locations in the city recorded "moderate" air quality . On Monday, the AQI was recorded at 434 which falls in the "severe" category and was the highest of the season.
While Tesla is finally starting to make good on Musk's promises on production of the Model 3 sedan, seen as crucial to the company's future, it has lost senior executives for sales, human resources, manufacturing and finance in recent months.
Directors will create a permanent committee to ensure implementation of the terms of the SEC settlement, which include setting up procedures and controls to oversee Musk's communications - including his tweets.
The settlement requires Tesla to install an independent chairman, among other penalties. Even after the settlement was announced, Musk taunted the SEC, calling it the "Shortseller Enrichment Commission" before snidely praising it for "doing incredible work".
Regardless of how well they are playing, however, it's going to be very tough for them against Manchester City on Sunday. United will be confident but I'm not sure Mourinho is the type of manager who will go for it at the Etihad.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's surprise victory in the June congressional primary in NY shook up Washington and the Democratic Party. We'd been hearing for months about the record number of women running for office, and last night, voters turned out for them.
We've lost a few games, we played tough and we won. "I think everyone's been looking forward to the game". Jones bristled when asked if Saturday's win was the most significant of his near-three-year reign.
Police say Ramos and his mother got into a awful argument after he came home with a "D" in one of his subjects. Chitwood said Ramos admitted to strangling his mother to death Friday morning after an argument over a grade.
Meanwhile, the ACLU paid more than $5 million in advertising on TV and via social media to get it passed, according to CNBC. Those who committed sexual offenses or murder are excluded from having their ability to vote restored.
Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum leads the Florida gubernatorial contest by the same margin over Republican former Rep. For Democrats in particular, Saturday's dramas began on Friday evening. "I know a lot of people are waiting until tomorrow".
He also said that Whitaker should recuse himself given previous comments about defunding and putting limitations on the probe. The firing of the attorney general is no shock - but nobody expected it to come quite so soon after the midterms.
The waning moments of the campaign provided Democrats with hope - a Change Research poll had the candidates tied at 49 percent. Before getting to the Cruz segment of the video, Triumph starts off gently poking fun at Beto O'Rourke and his supporters.
Are you ready to vote? From there, the Board of Elections will count up the votes. "7 p.m., get in and vote", Johnson said. If you are registered to vote and have not moved since the last election, your polling place has most likely not changed.
In an interview with the Observer last month, Ellison said he considers Lowe's a "transformation" and not a "turnaround" like J.C. Lowe's and its related businesses operate or service almost 2,400 locations and employ more than 310,000 people.
About $720 billion in sales are up for grabs for the Black Friday shopping weekend, according to the National Retail Federation . The credit ratings agency noted that in the fourth quarter of 2017 alone Amazon's shipping costs amounted to $7.4 billion.
The NFL Is Bringing Football to Fortnite
These Cube Monsters spawned around monoliths which players could destroy and in turn earn some high-value loot in the process. New heroes have also been made available including the new Mythic Ninja Werewolf Dire who gets stronger at night.
Nadal confirms absence from ATP finals after ankle operation
He could yet take part at the ATP Tour Finals in London after earning a spot as the second alternate for the season-ending event. I played at a very high level when I was able to compete, but at the same time it was very bad as far as injuries are concerned.
Relatives demand answers over plane crash
He added that the broken sensor from the Bali-Jakarta flight would be sent to the manufacturer in Chicago for further examination. Audio recorded in the cockpit of each flight showed that the pilots were confused by conflicting instrument reports .
Looking through the 2018 Gold Glove winners
While Gold Gloves are cool and all, prospective suitors are more interested in his first fully healthy season in three years. Betts won the award for the third straight year while leading all major league right fielders with 20 defensive runs saved.
Girl Scouts, 1 Woman Killed in Wisconsin Hit-and-Run
An adult was also killed and a fourth girl has been critically injured, police said in the USA state of Wisconsin on Saturday. Golden added the district and school crisis teams assembled support networks for students, staff and families.