Tesla names telecoms executive Robyn Denholm as new board director

The company logo is seen in front of a showroom of US car manufacturer Tesla in Zurich, Switzerland Photograph:( Reuters )

AFP Washington, DC, USA Nov 08, 2018, 01.59 PM (IST)

Tesla said it has appointed Robyn Denholm of the Australian telecoms company Telstra as board director after Elon Musk resigned from the post.

The appointment of Denholm, who is Telstra's chief financial officer, is effective immediately but she will serve out her six-month notice period with her current employer, Tesla said in a statement late Wednesday.

Musk resigned as Tesla chairman in October under an arrangement with US regulators to settle fraud charges stemming from a tweet in which he said he planned to take the company private and had financing to do it.