Meet the Team

The FourthLine team is able to draw on a wide range of experience within risk and compliance disciplines.

Our Leadership


Kieran Maplesden

Managing Director

0161 416 6102


Kieran founded FourthLine ten years ago with a vision to create a highly specialised recruitment consultancy founded on knowledge. Day to day he ensures that his team are well trained, happy and enjoy what they do whilst continually innovating and enhancing the FourthLine offer.

Outside of work

Outside of work he's a busy dad of three and enjoys football and completing triathlons.

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Ross Molyneux

Risk Consulting Director

0203 800 1099


Ross leads our Risk Consulting practice and specialises in risk management and regulation. He has worked extensively across non-financial and financial risk management engagements in his time in consulting in both the UK and New Zealand

Most recently Ross worked at KPMG New Zealand's Consulting practice as Director, co-leading the firm's conduct and operational resilience consulting service for the region.

Outside of work

Outside of work Ross is a keen runner and a passionate Newcastle United supporter.


Daniel Waltham

Daniel Waltham


0203 800 1558


Responsible for leading FourthLine’s Talent Services business. Dan takes a lead role in customer engagement, identifying, creating and designing innovative solutions to help our customers at every stage of their hiring process. Fifteen years of experience in the sector as a hands-on recruiter and manager of interim and permanent recruitment businesses.

Outside of work

Outside of work he spends his time with his wife and twin daughters, riding his motorbike or volunteering for the fire service!

Gareth Foulkes

Gareth Foulkes

Senior Managing Consultant

0203 800 1548


Gareth has over 6 years’ recruitment experience, both in house and agency. As the current lead for in the Investments and Insurance practice, Gareth and his team are responsible for helping a wide range of clients and candidates within Legal, Risk and Compliance. With a strong technical background in regulatory change, in particular, CASS the team offers Consulting and Flexible Resources solutions.

Outside of work

Gareth is a keen golfer!

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Jakes de Kock

Marketing Director

0203 800 1099


Jakes is responsible for driving the business' marketing growth strategy. 

Jakes has over 23 years of marketing experience, 12 at Director level.  His focus during the last 15 years has been driving sales productivity within various B2B sectors in the UK, across Europe and South-East Asia.

Outside of work

Away from the office he enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his family. He is also a passionate Springbok rugby supporter and a Liverpool FC fan.

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James Incles

Operations Director

0203 800 1099


 In his role as Operations Director James' main focus is on maximising customer profitability.

James has wealth of experience within the recruitment industry both here in the UK, and internationally. James began his career with Morgan McKinley – Banking & FS where he climbed the ranks from senior consultant to Managing Director within the APAC region. 

Outside of work

A loyal Southampton fan and Dad to 3 little boys, life is never dull. I try to get on the golf course when time allows and love cooking a Sunday roast

We have successfully worked with FourthLine a number of times this year, and have been impressed not only by the quality of the candidates, but also how well briefed they are.

Head of Operations, Asset Management Firm

When we engage with a specialist consultancy like FourthLine... they take the time to understand what we do and what we are looking for.

CEO, Lending Standards Board

FourthLine have the personal touch and a greater understanding of the sector, the needs, the people, which means they can compete with the big recruiters.

Head of Compliance (Client)

FourthLine took the time to understand what I wanted and approached the company I was eventually placed with speculatively which is what candidates are looking for

Compliance Consultant, (Candidate)

Jodie at FourthLine is our key contact when we have recruitment requirements for risk and compliance roles in financial services. She has a wealth of knowledge about the sector and our specific needs..

Regulatory Director, Financial Services Consulting

Our Consultants

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Interested in working for us?

Right now we're growing rapidly and we are always on the look out for likeminded, driven and capable types to join us at FourthLine HQ here in Manchester. For the right people we offer a competitive package with excellent opportunities for training, development, financial reward and of course plenty of fun stuff too...

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