September 28, 2021

One Year No Beer strengthens board with the appointment of new Chairman

With over 40 years of international experience in the application of technology for enterprise, Richard Harris will focus on business growth and structure


One Year No Beer, the award-winning behaviour change programme and online toolkit for surviving modern society alcohol-free has recently confirmed the appointment of their new Chairman, Richard Harris.


With a strong proven track record in the successful application of technology for enterprise, Richard will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the business. Focusing on structuring the business for rapid growth, his role will be supporting the management team and technological application of the online health and wellbeing platform.


Commenting on the new appointment, Richard Harris, Chairman of OYNB said, “OYNB is a global digital business which is empowering thousands of people to become the most productive, present and healthiest version of themselves by helping them to change their relationship with alcohol – this is something I am delighted to be driving forward.”


“OYNB already has a leading market position and significant momentum, and it is my aim that the company reaches its full global potential. There has never been a more important time than now, for accessible, online support for general and mental wellbeing as the world recovers from the worst of the pandemic.”


Richard believes that his newly appointed role is a turning point for OYNB. As a non-executive chairman and director of three other international growth companies and having taken start-ups from zero to successful financial exits with VCs and Private Equity, he understands the critical elements required to maximise growth and value.


Richard continues, “Ruari and his team have demonstrated great talent in building an internationally acclaimed product and we need to keep that creativity to the forefront of our growth plans. Encouraging and developing high quality individuals in every business discipline is also a key part of our strategy.”


Commenting on the appointment, Ruari Fairbairns Co-Founder and CEO of OYNB comments, “We feel privileged to have someone with Richard’s level of experience join our rapidly growing business. Over the last few months, we have seen such a rapid rise in demand for support and this is our time to rise to the challenge and roll our support network to everyone that will benefit from it.”


Founded in 2015, OYNB is an award-winning behaviour change programme and online toolkit for surviving modern society alcohol-free, aimed at anyone drinking more than 3 glasses of wine a week.

With a member base of over 80,000, they believe that having a community is crucial to making a positive lifestyle change, and so the founders are constantly finding new and exciting ways to provide this support.