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

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

4 Vital Criteria of Supplier Selection

Few things have more impact on a business than supplier selection. Who you work with and where you source your materials and resources determine your future success. This isn’t only about providing a product or service that performs as needed, but about what it took to create it. Price is…
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What Goes Into a Value Chain Analysis?

What is your competitive advantage? If you hesitate when asked, then take cold comfort in the fact that you’re not alone. Too many businesses haven’t performed an adequate value chain analysis, which means they can’t know precisely what value they’re generating and which areas to target for gain. If you…
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7 Reasons why eLearning outperforms the classroom

Modern eLearning outperforms the classroom when it comes to delivering an engaging and efficient syllabus. I don’t know about you, but my lessons at school, university or professional development training have not always gone at the pace I wanted. They were either too fast, too slow and even if they…
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5 Reasons to Use Reverse Auctions in 2022

“What is the best deal you can offer me?” This question is at the heart of negotiations. Of course, a lot of factors must be taken into account when arriving at the answer. The “best deal” isn’t necessarily the lowest price, but the one that allows both parties to achieve their objectives….
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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.