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

November Monthly Digest

A global recession, geopolitical turmoil and a continuing talent shortage is forcing a need to do more with less which we explore in 5 Ways Procurement Technology Can Help You Do More With Less. Agile procurement represents a dynamic approach that can transform the traditional processes which we explore in Agile procurement…
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How to Assess the Effectiveness of Procurement Training

A recent CIPS survey found procurement salary increases to be in excess of 8%, year on year, as companies desperately try to hold on to staff. This approach cannot work. Like any profession, securing top talent is vital, but offering higher salaries as the sole incentive is unsustainable. This approach…
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5 Ways Procurement Technology Can Help You Do More With Less

A global recession, geopolitical turmoil and a continuing talent shortage: these are the risks that procurement teams are dealing with now and will deal with for the foreseeable future. All told, it means doing more with less, in terms of both capital and personnel. To cope, an increasing number of…
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October Monthly Digest

It’s all about supplier relationships and capability in this month’s digest from three core perspectives of technology, processes, and people.  Related Articles on Supplier Relationship Management and Market Research Tools We address the influence and impact of AI in “Enhancing Supplier Relationship Management with an AI Co-Pilot.”  Moving on to processes…
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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.