Telstra nabs former Juniper CFOO and Tesla board member Denholm for COO role


After a string of departures in 2016 that saw the roles of CIO, CTO, COO, and CISO vacated, Telstra has said it will fill the chief operating officer role in early 2017 with the appointment of Robyn Denholm. Denholm joins Australia's incumbent telco after a 9-year stint as Juniper Networks chief financial and operations officer, and 11 years with Sun Microsystems before that. Denholm is also a board member of Tesla and Swiss robotics company ABB. Telstra CEO Andy Penn said the telco had made a world class appointment. "Robyn has a proven track record as a global COO in a business focused on telecommunications networks.