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

Employee benchmarking is the answer to a widespread skills shortage

A magnifying glass on workers; gert employee benchmarking

Globally, procurement departments are suffering from a skills shortage. Employee benchmarking is the only way to know what areas need addressing and where you can gain a competitive advantage. New demands require new skills The perception of procurement has changed. Once considered a back-office function that existed solely to cut…
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Price Benchmarking: The most important element of strategic sourcing

Have you done price benchmarking lately?

Are you getting the best price from your suppliers? If you haven’t conducted a price benchmark, then this question should be keeping you up at night. Humans like to get comfortable. We like to establish routines and then settle into them like a big, plush, La-Z-Boy recliner. This attitude, however,…
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Procurement Fraud: It’s time to say ‘no’ to the quid pro quo

A hand reaching down for money sitting in a bear trap, representing procurement fraud

Globally, the cost is US$3.7 trillion annually. Your organisation alone is losing anywhere from $10,000 to $150,000 a year. For some departments, that’s a conservative figure. Based on these numbers alone, you’d assume those in managerial positions would be doing everything they can to stop the bleeding but, for several…
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5 Steps for a Robust Contingency Plan

Contingency plan

The modern supply chain is a beast, operating on a ‘just-in-time’ basis at a large scale. This fast and loose style works well when things are going smoothly and predictably, but when disaster strikes – like a pandemic – the vulnerabilities can no longer be ignored. The best way 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.