Chief Operations Officer, Telstra
About Robyn Denholm
Robyn Denholm is Telstra’s Chief Operations Officer overseeing the design, construction, operation, maintenance and security of Telstra’s networks, information technology systems and facilities. She is also responsible for the Customer Service Management team including Telstra’s field technical workforce and for the delivery of Telstra’s commercial agreements with nbn co and strategic Networks for the Future and Digitisation programs.
Robyn joined Telstra in January 2017. Prior to joining Telstra she was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer of global networking equipment and software security firm, Juniper Networks. Robyn was the Chief Financial Officer at Juniper from 2007 to mid-2016 and over that time Juniper’s revenues more than doubled and following a 2014 restructure the company achieved record revenue and profitability.
Prior to Juniper, Robyn held roles in the United States and Australia with Sun Microsystems, Toyota and Arthur Andersen.
Robyn is a Board member of renewable energy and electric vehicle company Tesla Inc. and was formerly on the Board of the Swiss robotics, power and automation technology company ABB.
Robyn has been on the California National Diversity council list of Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology, was named a Woman to Watch by Global Telecoms Business in 2017 and was awarded the Commonwealth Club Distinguished Citizen Award in 2016.
She 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 Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants ANZ.