CSA Global managing director Jeff Elliott said clients as big as South African giant Gold Fields requested residential consultants.
“A few of them, even Gold Fields, said ‘we wish you had some people locally because the cost of flying people up for a short time really adds to the cost’,” he said.
“It wasn’t really until James became available that it became an ideal opportunity for us.
“We’ve heard it directly from our clients, so if the clients say they’d like to see local people, that’s confirming it for us.”
While Mr Potter is currently its only employee in the Goldfields, Mr Elliott said CSA hoped to have a team of three-five people based in the region within six months to a year.