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

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Kieran founded FourthLine ten years ago with a vision to create a highly specialised recruitment consultancy built 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.

Daniel Waltham

Daniel Waltham


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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!

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Jakes de Kock

Marketing Director

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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, drumming in a 90s cover band and spending time with his family. He is also a passionate Springbok rugby supporter and a Liverpool FC fan.

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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