Solutions that create in-roads.

We work with you to ensure that your people are capable and well equipped with smart tools and sharp insights to get the job done.

 

Comprara is a supplier and cost management solution provider. Our people help reduce the overall cost of acquisition through best practice sourcing and purchasing strategies, processes and technologies. We are experienced consultants and practitioners with capabilities spanning many industries, technologies and sourcing categories. We work with clients and software partners to specify and develop technology solutions across the procurement process. With our team your operation will get faster results, recover delinquent projects, minimise supply risks, build capabilities, and tackle tough spend — all without the need for additional resources. We empower your business to be what you need it to be in today's dynamic global environment.

 

 

 

Who’s driving? Our experts.

Benjamin Shute

Chief Executive Officer

FCIPS, B.Mech Eng (Hons), Cert IV Training & Assessment


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 is also the Founding Director of eSourcing Group. 


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).  Ben has an outstanding ability to identify where opportunities lie within a business to improve its capability, performance and can simplify business complexities. By taking into account many key aspects of a business – its people strategy, processes and technologies he consistently delivers real solutions. These solutions gain more ground and have a direct and positive impact on a business’s bottom line.


Comprara work with ASX 200 companies including some of the largest organisations in Australia and New Zealand in Telecommunications, Health, Energy, Financial Services, Retail Banking, Aviation, Manufacturing, Utilities, Transport, FMCG, Resources as well as the Public Sector including water authorities, local government and not-for-profit organisations. Comprara's geographical footprint includes Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

 

 

 

Antonia Macrides

Director

B.Psychology, Cert IV Training & Assessment, Cert IV Social Science


Antonia is Comprara's Director of Impact and is responsible for driving Comprara's strategy and Australasian value proposition. Antonia has founded, built and grown several organisations.

 

Antonia has over a decade of experience in the specialised field of Strategic Procurement in EMEA and Australasia.

 

Antonia is an active board director and is also the founding director of Bainbridge & Adams, a strategic partner of Comprara’s and offers recruitment services to Comprara’s client base.

 

 

 

Alicia Jarrett

Alicia Jarrett

Director - Capability

Post Grad Ind Rel & Hum Res Mgt, Cert Practitioner NLP (neurolinguistic programming)


Alicia is Comprara’s Director of Capability and brings with her an extensive array of capability. Alicia’s specialisation is in consulting on people strategy, resilience, organisational development and mentoring high potential employees.

 

With over a decade experience Alicia has worked as a practitioner, a leader and as a management consultant - in both the private and government sectors. Her key capabilities include relationship management, resourcing, performance management, coaching, facilitation and training and motivation.

 

Alicia is a talented trainer on topics such as Stakeholder Influence and Leadership. Attendees at Alicia’s workshops always walk away feeling empowered and enthusiastic. Alicia's energy, warmth and genuine ability to interact with all levels are just part of the story behind her success.

 

 

 

Kerri-Ann Westwood

Kerri-Ann Westwood

Engagement Manager - Procurement and Contracting, Government

 

Kerri-Ann is Comprara’s Procurement and Contracting Engagement Manager in Government. Kerri-Ann is an integral part of the Comprara team delivering services, solutions, tools and training to organisations in both the public and private sectors.

 

Kerri-Ann has more than twenty years procurement experience within the Victorian and Australian Government sector. She has been responsible for delivering procurement policy, analysis, guidance and training at an organisational level.

 

With demonstrated ability in the fields of strategic sourcing, tendering and contract/vendor management, Kerri-Ann has a comprehensive understanding of Government procurement policies. Kerri-Ann has previously held roles including Procurement Manager as various Victorian Government Departments.

 

Kerri-Ann brings a wealth of knowledge related to Government procurement as well as providing strategy and transition, category management planning, capability development and sourcing support services to Comprara's client base.

 

 

 

Aaron McGrath

Aaron McGrath

Engagement Manager, Client Services

BA (Hons.), HR Management and Accounting

 

Aaron McGrath is Engagement Manager Client Services at Comprara. Aaron has a strong background in delivering innovative solutions and driving growth for his clients spanning a plethora of industries including mining, construction, health, financial services and FMCG to name a few. He has a passion for innovation and technology and has held management positions for technology firms across media monitoring, data analytics and mobile marketing to name just a few. Aaron has a strong work ethic and a deep passion for understanding and delivering solutions that meets his client’s requirements.

 

In his previous role, he spent two years as Business Solutions Manager at the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Australasia (CIPSA) where he played an active role in helping CIPSA promote the procurement professional agenda throughout Australasia. He played a key role in helping CIPSA members and organisations improve performance through CIPS suite of corporate services that included skills training, corporate certification, corporate award, skills gap analysis, procurement qualifications, procurement fraud and e-learning. Aaron brings drive and stamina to the team and ensures he delivers what he promises to his clients.

 

 

 

 

Ben Criddle

Ben Criddle

Senior Consultant – Capability and Excellence

B. Bus Mgmt., B. Aerospace Eng. (Hons)

 

Ben’s expertise is in operations management and project leadership providing a foundation for reliable and effective project delivery. Ben has worked in strategic and operational consulting in industries ranging from Defence to core infrastructure to global publications. He has experience in finance modelling, tender management, mergers and acquisitions and national scale logistics optimisation and restructuring.

 

More recently Ben has worked in the training and development industry facilitating cutting edge leadership programs, managed training operations, developed project teams, and coached people in leadership, communication and management. In 2009 Ben was awarded an Australasian award for excellence for Strategic and Management Consulting Projects.

 

 

 

 

Roger Reading

Roger Reading

Senior Consultant - Capability and Excellence

BA, MBA, FCIPS, FCILT


Roger works in Comprara’s Capability and Excellence group and is based in Perth. Roger is an experienced Management Consultant with proven ability to deliver operational performance excellence and improvement. Roger is an essential part of the Comprara team delivering training, tools, services and solutions to organisations in both the public and private sectors.

 

Roger has previously held a variety of senior roles in procurement, contracts, supply and logistics including Director of Strategic Procurement, Senior Manager in Procurement and Contracts both in Australia and overseas and, Management roles in Supply and Logistics. Roger's expertise has been demonstrated in a career spanning 46 years and 13 countries, accumulating a wealth of operational and consulting experience across a range of industries including Mining, Oil and Gas, Construction (including nuclear), Australian Universities and Government (Defence).

 

Roger's personal attributes include influencing spend, sourcing well, focusing on value and cost whilst continually seeking business innovation. His key capabilities span supply and logistics management, strategic sourcing, contract and category management to deliver superior value. Roger brings professional knowledge with hard technical skills, commercial and market awareness, communication, facilitation and presentation skills to Comprara's client base.

 

 

 

Fiona Kennelly

Fiona Kennelly

Consultant - Learning and Development Coordinator


Fiona works in Comprara’s Capability and Excellence Group and is based in Melbourne. Fiona is the Learning and Development Coordinator for all of Comprara’s training programs and the “Academy of Procurement”. Fiona is your point of contact to book training, receive training manuals and reserve Facilitators.

 

With over a decade experience in the Healthcare industry where she specialised in coordinating clinical trials and managing medical research projects, Fiona is detail orientated and analytical. Further to this, Fiona spent two years working for a leading Management Consulting firm in the UK, where she facilitated the internal recruitment process.

 

 

 

Mark Sworn

Mark Sworn

Engagement Manager – Data Analytics BSc (Hons.), Physics and Satellite


Mark leads the PI analytical team as Engagement Manager and plays a pivotal role in delivering against client's requirements. Mark has worked with some of the largest organisations in the world with broad industry exposure. His roles have been varied – within the Procurement space – with a focus on using data to drive decisions. He has advanced IT and analytical capabilities and loves a good algorithm!

 

 

 

 

Srinivas Mallula

Srinivas Mallula

Senior Consultant – IT & Data Security

Bachelor of Computer Engineering

 

Srinivas is responsible for Comprara‘s data and information security. He has over seven years of experience in Systems & Network Administration, IT & Data Security and Technical Testing roles.

 

He is experienced in Planning, Reporting and Managing infrastructure deployments, releases and service requests as well as defining and driving Business Processes based on ITIL Management Framework.

 

Srinivas also has experience in the Setup & Configuration of Firewall, VPN, Routers, Switches, Servers & other Network Infrastructure.

 

 

 

 

Comprara leads you to gain more ground

 

Strategy

Taking the road less travelled, our clients discover a future of previously unseen opportunities.

 

Solutions

Toolkits packed with 'smarts'. We’ve done the thinking for you.

 

Services

From operational to mission critical, it’s our job to secure supply.

 

Training

Achieve better pricing, lower risk and unlock greater value.

 

 

Strategy

Taking the road less travelled, our clients discover a future of previously unseen opportunities.

 

Solutions

Toolkits packed with 'smarts'. We’ve done the thinking for you.

 

Services

From operational to mission critical, it’s our job to secure supply.

 

Training

Achieve better pricing, lower risk and unlock greater value.

 

 

Strategy

Taking the road less travelled, our clients discover a future of previously unseen opportunities.

 

Solutions

Toolkits packed with 'smarts'. We’ve done the thinking for you.

 

Services

From operational to mission critical, it’s our job to secure supply.

 

Training

Achieve better pricing, lower risk and unlock greater value.

 

 

Strategy

Taking the road less travelled, our clients discover a future of previously unseen opportunities.

 

Solutions

Toolkits packed with 'smarts'. We’ve done the thinking for you.

 

Services

From operational to mission critical, it’s our job to secure supply.

 

Training

Achieve better pricing, lower risk and unlock greater value.

 

 

 

 

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