We’ve travelled miles
to get you here.

With over $80 Bn of benchmarking
spend data, 20,000 participants in
one or more of our programs and
20 years of Australian experience
we have the track-record to help you.

Meet Benjamin Shute

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Benjamin Shute

Founder and joint CEO

  • FCIPS, Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
  • Cert IV Training & Assessment

  • Category Management, Social procurement
  • Maximising Your Leadership Potential
  • Negotiations and Supplier Relationship Management
  • Procurement Transformation and Data analytics


Ben is the CEO of Comprara – his vision is to support clients to ‘gain more ground’. Ben leads the Comprara team who deliver services, tools, training and technologies to organisations in both the public and private sector.

Every service accelerates clients efforts to deliver more with the same, or the same with less. Ben was rated in the top 35 of under 35’s by ‘Supply Management Magazine’ and ranked as one of UK’s rising stars (2005).

Ben has held distinguished roles including Head of Sourcing Strategy for Ericsson in the UK and Head of Procurement Practice for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS).

Comprara works with ASX 200 companies (including some of the largest organisations in Australia and New Zealand) giving clients insights into how well they are performing against others and in the context of their own unique strategies. With insights gained and roadmaps developed your capacity will grow to do ‘more with less’ or ‘more with the same’.


“Ben is a highly professional, extensively skilled procurement and sourcing specialist with an uncanny ability to keep things simple and focussed. I encourage anyone to discuss sourcing needs with him, whether it be for a small enterprise or multinational business.”

– Duncan Munro, Director, Operational Innovation

Articles authored by Benjamin Shute

Industry Insights on the ESPP: Expert Perspectives and Implications

Industry Insights on the ESPP: Expert Perspectives and Implications

Welcome back! If you missed Part 1, we covered the fundamentals of the Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policy (ESPP) and why it matters for Australian businesses and the environment. We also explored what the policy entails and how it encourages sustainable practices across high-impact procurement categories. Here’s a recap to get…
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Australian Government: Environmental Sustainable Procurement Policy

Australian Government: Environmental Sustainable Procurement Policy

The Australian Government is making strides towards sustainability with the upcoming Environmentally Sustainable Procurement (ESP) Policy, set to commence in July 2024. This policy aims to integrate circular economy principles into procurement practices, promoting environmental responsibility and innovation across various sectors. Here’s the low-down:  What it is: The ESPP is…
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How Early Procurement Gets You What You Want: Insider Strategies Revealed! 

Procurement Professional Services

Here’s a day in the life of a Procurement Professional:  “How did I not know about this? Why was this not on the sourcing project plan? When did you decide to go to market?”   Many procurement professionals experience these moments of surprise and frustration, which typically arise from being brought…
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Open vs Closed Tenders: A Deeper Dive into Making the Right Choice

Introduction In our first discussion titled “Open vs Closed Tenders: the Benefits & the Downsides” we covered the basics of open and closed tenders, highlighting the benefits and drawbacks of each. Open tenders open the door to a broader array of suppliers, promoting transparency and competition, but can lead to…
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Comprara acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country, recognises their continuing connection to land, water and community and pays respect to Elders past, present and future.