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Tesla has settled more than a month of intrigue by naming a new chairman to replace Elon Musk after he was forced to forego the post as part of his ‘Elon-gate’ settlement with the SEC.

The company has elected to promote from within by appointing Robyn Denholm, a serving independent director at Tesla since 2014. Denholm is currently CFO and head of strategy at Australian telecoms operator Telstra where she is now completing her six-month notice period.

Her appointment ends a period of intense speculation which included suggestions that fellow independent director, media scion Janes Murdoch, might take the post after losing his seat as CEO of Twenty-First Century Fox following its acquisition by Disney.