Jie-Ming Chung, Managing Director
Jie-Ming began his career in the Netherlands helping to create a small start-up company. Two years later he was recruited by Universal Pictures International Entertainment where he held various roles, beginning with the implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SAP) across their offices in Europe. During this period he spearheaded the implementation of advanced Financial Management and Planning and Inventory Management practices throughout Universal’s entire European operation. Jie-Ming then accepted, for one year, the title of interim Financial Director for Universal Pictures GBP 60M Benelux venture.
He then moved to London with NBC Universal in the capacity of Simplification Director. In this role he implemented and managed a program of process improvement and cost saving initiatives. Jie-Ming was promoted to NBC Universal’s Operational Controller and Simplification Director in 2007. As Operational Controller, he assumed responsibility for the financial consolidation of NBC Universal’s subsidiaries in more than twenty European countries.
As a highly experienced program and project manager with a specialty in performance improvement Jie-Ming brings all the necessary tools plus unique insights to the Blincker clientele. Besides this he is also the managing partner of Want The Film. This platform provides commercial support to film productions.
Dean Ryott, Senior Project Consultant
Dean is a royalty specialist with over 20 years experience working in the Film and Music Industry. He served as Royalty Manager at Universal Pictures and Sanctuary Records in the UK, Head of Distribution at music licensing body Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) and as a Senior Royalty Administrator at Universal Music UK.
As a Royalty Manager, Dean led teams that had responsibility for producing royalty statements for some of the worlds’ most successful artists. He coordinated and managed royalty audits on a number of high profile and diverse music, film and video contracts and was a key stakeholder in projects including the implementation and upgrading of royalty/finance systems, contract migration and new media developments.
Dean’s forte is master data, data migration and the conversion of raw data into correct and easily usable information for the client. He sees beyond the raw numbers and this enables him to analyse, translate and organise that data into a highly efficient and successful business plan.
Fiona Bennett, Senior Project Manager
Fiona, an Australian Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and PRINCE2 qualified, brings a wealth of financial project management to Blincker Ltd.
In both the UK and Australia, Fiona has worked with leading blue-chip organisations on behalf of global clients across a variety of industries. Her roles have ranged from implementation of ERP systems to financial process improvement to finance risk and regulatory compliance. Whilst working for the Management Advisory Services division of KPMG, she was a work stream lead on major projects implementing the Sarbanes Oxley financial control framework for Shell and Centrica.
Fiona’s move into the media sector was with the implementation of Oracle R12 and finance processes for an online advertising start-up. She then served as Acting Head of Distribution for Phonographic Performance Ltd and as the Senior Business Analyst where she implemented the operational functionality of licensing agreements for MTV Europe, BBC Worldwide, BT Television and Virgin Media.