Meet the Team

The FourthLine Learning team is able to draw on a wide range of experience and expertise to deliver in-house microlearning courses and interactive performance advisory workshops that will provide you with the skills, knowledge and capabilities to improve business performance and execution.

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.

James Carter

James Carter

Senior Managing Consultant - Investments

0203 800 1553


Heading up the Talent Business Development team whilst focusing on firms within the Buy & Sell Side, helping to recruit professionals in the Risk, Compliance, Privacy & Legal space.

Outside of work

Outside of work, James enjoys playing sport and is a big Manchester United Fan!

Jodie Sable

Jodie Sable

Head of Practice - Talent Services

0203 800 1566


Jodie has been part of the FourthLine team for almost six years. She has been responsible for supporting our Financial and Professional Services clients make business-critical Risk and Regulatory focused hires. Jodie is responsible for account management of FourthLine customers as well as heading up the Talent Delivery Practice; a team of technical market specialists with extensive experience working across Risk, Compliance, Data Protection and Legal disciplines. The team are responsible for identifying leading industry talent, building long term candidate relationships and delivering against Critical Talent Searches.  


Outside of work

Away from the office she enjoys horse riding and eating (and drinking) in the city's best establishments.


Sean Doherty

Head of Practice - Legal

0203 762 2596


ean has recently rejoined FourthLine to establish a new legal team that compliments the growing practices that Fourthline has in placeSean has extensive legal knowledge having built teams for several years and will be using his vast contacts across the country to connect lawyers with both private practice jobs and inhouse.

Outside of work

Away from the office Sean is another keen golfer and is currently looking forward to his wedding day.

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!

One thing that really stood out was that FourthLine helped me prep for my second interview, where my answers could be stronger and other helpful advice.

Head of Compliance, (Candidate)

The level of interaction on the course I attended was great, enabled by a really strong group and brilliant facilitator.

Head of CASS,

They have a good understanding of the type of person, as well as the skills, right drivers, cultural fit. Unlike other recruiters FourthLine know me and what I am looking for.

Head of Compliance (Client)

It was a pleasure to work with Sofia at FourthLine and she achieved a fantastic result in a very challenging time frame and market to secure a Privacy Administrator for our company. The whole process from Sofia identifying the candidate to their start date was less than 4 weeks, which was a remarkable achievement!

Sofia always goes the extra mile and without her expertise, support, energy and determination we could still be struggling to find someone. I regard Sofia to be one of the best recruiters I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with and also a dear and highly valued friend and supporter. It’s a privilege to work with her and Fourthline.

Thank you for all your efforts and also the team for working with me in identifying the requirements for the post and then delivering the best candidate for the job.

Global Privacy Officer – NYSE 100

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

Our Consultants

Fourthline team photograph

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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