Solaris Resources (TSX:SLS) (OTCQB:SLSSF) has announced the Ms. Poonam Puri has been appointment as an independent Director of the Company. Ms. Puri joins Solaris and replaces Mr. Greg Smith, who will be stepping down to focus on other external roles, effective immediately. Ms. Poonam Puri has been appointed independent Director to Solaris Resources. An internationally acclaimed professional in the corporate law and capital markets regulation space, Ms. Puri holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Toronto, a Master of Law from Harvard University and an Institute-Certified Director Designation (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
She has extensive experience as a corporate director in the engineering, transportation, infrastructure, mining and healthcare sectors. Ms. Puri has served on the board of directors or trustees of the Canada Infrastructure Bank, Colliers, and Augusta Gold, and has previously served as the commission and director of the Ontario Securities Commission.
Her achievements have been recognized by Canadian Lawyer Magazine, for which she was named one of the top 25 most influential lawyers in Canada, as well as the Royal Society of Canada, Law Society Medal, David Walter Mundell Medal, and Peter Dey Governance Achievement Award. Ms. Puri has also received the Royal Society of Canada’s Yvan Allaire Medal for her exemplary contributions to the governance of public and private institutions in Canada, and in 2022 was awared the Peter Dey Governance Achievement Award.
Mr. Daniel Earle, President & CEO, commented in a press release: “Greg was the founding Chief Executive Officer and has served on the Board of Directors since inception and we thank him for his meaningful contributions to our success with the Warintza Project. In addition, we are very pleased to welcome Poonam to our Board, bringing extensive experience in corporate governance, strategy and ESG.”
Mr. Greg Smith, also commented: “I want to acknowledge the Solaris team for the rapid progress since the spin-out from Equinox Gold in advancing the Warintza Project from discovery stage to what is now one of the preeminent near-term greenfield copper development opportunities. The value created helped fund Equinox’s gold growth profile and I’m grateful to depart knowing Solaris is left in strong hands with the remaining Board members. Ross Beaty and I remain fully invested in our personal equity positions and look forward to strong returns as Solaris delivers on its strategy to maximize shareholder value. Equinox intends to hold its remaining warrant position to maximize its value.”