Risk and compliance software provider NAVEX Global is expanding its presence in the United Kingdom and across the European Union with the recent acquisition of U.K.-based whistleblowing hotline service provider Expolink.

Other related expansion steps include the hiring of Giles Newman as EMEA managing director and establishment of a second U.K. office in Chippenham to complement the company’s existing facility in West London.

Newman, who will be based in London, brings nearly 30 years of technology and global expansion experience to the company’s EMEA operations.

“A big part of managing risk is ensuring business practices are compliant with new regulations,” said Newman in a release. “New and pending legislation across the EMEA region make it all the more important for customers to work with a trusted solution partner to help address this increased regulatory scrutiny.”