Our Partners

We've partnered with some of the UK’s leading industry experts to deliver microlearning solutions that will help your organisation improve performance and execution.

Our Experts


Zakir Karim

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Zak moved into the space of CASS advisory, with his most prominent engagement being a CASS s166 at a Tier-1 bank. Having refined his skillset and experience, Zak founded Karim Consultancy, a firm specialising in CASS.

Amongst Zak’s experience and client base are two of the Big 4, Tier-1 banks and leading Asset Management firms. Beyond CASS, Zak has managed a number of advisory engagements including a SYSC8 review; an assessment of Governance & Culture; a Board Effectiveness Review; and a Bank of England Stress Testing review.


Kevin Huby

Kevin, founder of Prin10, is a Chartered Accountant and experienced business advisor, who has previously held senior consulting positions at KPMG, Ernst & Young and Kinetic Partners as well as executive management positions in industry.

Kevin has over 17 years experience of leading major Client Assets advisory and assurance projects at leading banks, asset managers, investment platforms, insurers and third party administrators. He is respected for his clear thinking, pragmatic approach and considerable operational insight.


Steve Wright

Steve is a market leading Chief Protection Officer specialising in data security and data privacy with expertise in risk management, information security and data privacy. Over the course of his career, Steve has managed data protection projects at leading brands such as John Lewis, Unilever and Bank of England, helping them to build positive data protection cultures that protect the rights of their customers and partners, enhancing their Privacy and Security capabilities and ensuring legal and regulatory compliance.


Rachel Mulligan

Rachel is a qualified solicitor in the UK & Ireland, and an Attorney-at-Law (NY), further to being admitted to the New York Bar in 2004. With over 20 years of experience, in a range of key sectors, Rachel brings a wealth of practical privacy expertise to each workshop, drawing on her years of working with senior management in multi national organisations to establish robust, multi-jurisdictional data privacy compliance frameworks and training programmes.

Having advised many leading global and UK national brands, such as Unilever, eBay, Virgin Active and Barings Asset Management, in various roles including Head of Legal, Rachel is very pleased to be partnering with FourthLine to help deliver successful and engaging learning interventions.


John Chrimes

John is a Programme Manager with an excellent track record of delivering complex, high profile change programmes within the Financial Services, Asset Management and Retail sectors, including several recent SM&CR programmes.

John has had significant exposure to regulatory change and risk management initiatives in recent years, and has also gained experience in areas including operational efficiency improvement, business process re-engineering and simplification, rebranding and M&A. 


Gary Savill

Gary is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant, Specialist Member of the IRM, with extensive experience in Financial Services, including insurance, asset management and banking. His most recent appointments include Head of Operational Risk for AXA UK and is currently working as Head of Risk for Saga.


Will Baker

Will is a senior business leader and seasoned expert within the financial services industry, with a breadth of professional experience across major banks (HSBC, RBS, Lloyds, Barclays), utilities, public sector bodies and energy companies. Will is currently Consulting Director for UK Financial Services & Insurance at Sopra Steria.

With experience of leading Conduct transformation programmes across multiple business lines, brands, geographies and channels to deliver more robust risk control frameworks across major risk types (Credit, Conduct, Financial Crime, Operational, Reputational) and embedding a “speak up” culture through the delivery of improvements across the end to end employee lifecycle, Will is partnering with FourthLine Learning to share his expertise and deliver engaging Learning Solutions across Conduct, Culture and Ethics.


Andrew Rice

Andrew is a dynamic cyber risk management professional offering over 25 years’ experience leading comprehensive Information Security initiatives. Proven technology leader who excels as a pivotal business partner and provides critical training and leadership to the executive team. Andrew has been responsible for the protection of critical information for defence, legal, governments and global financial institutions. A founder member of GCHQ's CLAS scheme and mentor to Cyber Security Partners, Officers and a champion of diversity in Cyber Security.


Chris Leatherland

Chris is currently Head of Financial Crime (CF11) at NewDay Ltd, a retail/commercial operation with in excess of 5 million accounts handled by varying channels and through numerous relationships both direct and with partners.

Previously with the National Australia Group, GE and Santander in similar roles covering full service bank offerings. A retail/commercial banking background with extensive history in Regulatory interface, addressing the creation of both strategic and operational Financial Crime prevention and detection regimes. Effective commercially balanced Risk Based methodologies in “Know Your Customer” due diligence and application criteria, with various models used for Transaction/Activity monitoring and Sanctions screening.


Sonya Barlow

Sonya is an expert in all areas of Diversity and Inclusion, with a strong focus on building inclusive cultures, enabling digital collaboration and implementing strategies to attract diverse talent.

Sonya has designed and delivered 200+ workshops, 30+ keynotes and sat in 100s of panels.


  • A wide range of  Diversity and Inclusion knowledge from front line staff to leadership development support
  • Bespoke and tailored training to ensure the training meets your specific needs
  • Solutions to specific problems around hiring and retaining diverse talent, culture and communities and branding

Leading the global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion mission for LMF Network CIC through designing & delivering corporate training, organising an inclusive mentorship scheme and facilitating diversity health checks across industry.

Clients include OVO Energy, British Airways, King, Soldo Financial, BEIS, EY, PWC, Pr&Co, WhiteHat, Tech Hub.


Become an expert

FourthLine are looking for new experts to partner with us as course instructors, helping us to deliver interactive workshops, in-house learning solutions and create course content.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to demonstrate your expertise and help others in your industry to learn, complete this form and we’ll be in touch to discuss in more detail.



Become a partner

FourthLine have formed partnerships with leading technology platforms, learning bodies and think tanks to bring you a range of additional services and solutions to explore.

If our mission resonates with you, we are open to having a conversation around how we could work together.



Get in touch


Kieran Maplesden
Managing Director

0203 800 1099