Pacific Seafood will lose a key member of its legal team who has worked on several crucial initiatives, including accessing emergency funding during the height of the COVID pandemic.

Tony Dal Ponte, vice president of legal and corporate affairs and general counsel for Pacific Seafood, announced Friday he will be leaving his role with US seafood giant to join Australia-based United Malt Group.

The publicly traded company produces and distributes malt and related products for use by brewers, distillers and other food and beverage manufacturers.