Our People

Tim Renshaw


Tim joined the Archer Project in 2005. As Chief Executive, his job is very varied and includes developing new services, overseeing the financial health of the charity and keeping his hand in on frontline work. He is especially interested in the pathway of opportunities needed to help someone move from street homelessness to a settled life that is enjoyable and rewarding. He admits to being a bit of a nerd about trauma and believes we should be doing more as a nation to identify trauma in early life. He is a lifelong Forest supporter, and remembers the glory years. He loves his garden as a place to mull over all sorts of things and to relax.

Jo Parnell

Head of Operations

Jo joined the project as a volunteer in 2016 following redundancy. 5 years later she’s still here but as our deputy CEO. Her main objective is to develop services which meet the needs of, and develop opportunities for project users at every stage in their journey during and transitioning from homelessness. In her spare time Jo can be found walking her two beautiful Labradors and as a result of the recent restrictions she’s become addicted to box Sets, classic films and knitting.

Andy Parfrement

Engagement Manager

After a brief stint volunteering, Andy joined the paid ranks at the Archer Project in October 1998. Throughout the years he has been a project worker, activity coordinator and volunteer coordinator. In his current role, managing the engagement team, he oversees the daily running of the project and helps support people on the first steps of their journey into independent living. When not working Andy enjoys spending time with family, cycling, golf and following the local football teams, albeit in an ‘armchair fan’ capacity.

Terry Murphy

Archer Project Enterprises Managing Director

Terry leads all things social enterprise at the project. He joined the team 7 years ago, initially as a volunteer for a year, then coordinating the project's activity programme for another year before leading the development of our fulfillment programme. He also developed our Printed By us and Just Clean social enterprises, through which we employ vulnerable adults as part of their journey to more fulfilling lives. His role now exclusively focuses of developing these enterprises.

Anne McGolrick

Office Manager

Anne joined The Archer Project back in 2003 as the Officer Manager. She is responsible for managing day to day finance, as well as taking queries and other general administrative duties. When Anne isn’t working she spends time with her growing family and plays the euphonium in a local brass band.

Diana Ionita

Head of Administration

Diana has 17 years of cumulative experience in administrative management, governance support, HR, respectively branding and PR, complemented by a strong IT skillset.

She joined the Project in September 2021 and has since focused on developing and streamlining the wider systems, processes, and procedures, with the long-term scope of implementing an enduring platform of professionalism and sustainability for the organisation.

In her free time, Diana loves hiking through local woodland, cuddling with her 3 cats, gardening, and looking after her 6 pet hens.

Alicia Thompson

Stability Manager

Alicia joined The Archer Project in May 2023 as the Team Leader for the Stability Team, and she has since taken on the leadership of the Partner Volunteer Program, Progression Support, and Peer Mentoring Program. Her multifaceted role involves providing vital support to team members and clients alike.

Alicia has 7 years of experience working in the third sector for a variety of different causes including mental health, housing association, anti-trafficking, and family support work.

Outside of her professional life, Alicia enjoys replicating Picasso's artwork, curling up with a good book, pampering at a spa day and indulging in the joy of binge-watching Netflix.

Lucy Alexander

Progression Support Worker

Lucy joined the Archer Project as a volunteer in November 2019 and now works part-time as a Progression Support Worker. Lucy helps people make positive changes to their lifestyle through volunteering and taking part in activities relating to their interests, with the aim to build positive relationships and improve wellbeing. Lucy loves her new role and in her spare time she can be found hanging out with her family and friends or donning a wetsuit and wild swimming.

Suzanne Nimmo

Progression Support Worker & Peer Mentor

Suzanne started volunteering at the Archer Project around ten years ago and became an employed member of staff in 2017. She was the kitchen manager until a recent illness which has required her to undertake an office based job. Suzanne is now a Progression Support Worker, supporting people through the partner volunteering programme. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her grandchild and going to the cinema.

Tracy Hutchinson

Engagement Support Worker

Tracy has spent the last ten years working with 16- to 18-year-old care leavers and looked after children with varying needs and challenging behaviours. She recently joined our team as an Enagagement Support Worker. When not working, she can usually be found sat outside in the garden reading a book or playing fetch with her dog Harvey.

Lucy Wilks

Events and Corporate Partnerships Officer

Lucy joined The Archer Project Fundraising team in May 2023 as Events and Corporate Partnerships Officer. Her role is to plan our fundraising events and build vital relationships with businesses across Sheffield and beyond! She enjoys being able to spread the word about the amazing work of staff and volunteers at the Project! Previously, Lucy worked for 10 years in an advice and information service for families of children with additional needs and disabilities.

In her spare time she is a long suffering Sheffield Wednesday fan, enjoys trips to the theatre and binging a good podcast or boxset!

Joe Logan

Fundraising Manager

Joe joined The Archer Project in April 2022 as our new Fundraising Officer. His role involves applying for bids and grants in order to gain funds for the charity. Joe is an avid Sheffield United fan so likes to spend his time supporting them at games. He also likes to cycle and visit the pub with friends.

Surriya Falconer

Co-Chair of Trustees

Surriya has been a Trustee of The Archer Project since December 2018 and says: “The people that the Archer Project helps are often those who society would rather ignore or forget but we are really all alike and we need to remember we are but a few steps away from being in that place."

Surriya’s day job is running Falconer Associates - a Sheffield-based PR & Communications company. She has worked in London and Sheffield for and running various PR agencies and has been proud to be involved in some of the city’s major projects over the last 20+ years.

Karl Dalgleish

Co-Chair of Trustees

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Stephen Kober


Stephen joined The Archer Project as a trustee in September 2015 and chairs the Finance Committee. He is a retired Chartered Accountant who qualified in the City of London. He served as Finance Director for 30 years in a variety of companies. Most of his career was spent in manufacturing industry and a large part of this was in South Yorkshire. In the last 10 years before his retirement, he worked in the pensions sector in London and was a weekly commuter from Sheffield. He is now involved in voluntary work in Sheffield, where he has lived since 1990.

Kevin Rhone


Kevin joined the Archer Project in early 2022. He moved to Sheffield 20 years ago as a student and has lived here ever since. He has been the Head of Social Value with Novus Property Solutions since 2011. Kevin has volunteered in charity projects in South Africa, India and Brazil in the past, was also a School Governor for three years, and now coaches an Under 10 Girls Football team. His main hobby is football; he also likes to enter events such as 10k’s or half marathons, and enjoys hiking and cycling.

Lawrence Swycher


Lawrence is Sheffield born and bred and is now retired having run his own Companies for over 40 years. He joined The Archer Project as a Trustee in 2023 and sits on The Funding and Rebuild sub-committees.

Since starting at The Project, Lawrence has been full of admiration for the whole team's proactive approach in providing such an important lifeline for vulnerable and homeless people. He feels The Project makes a real difference and is a great asset to the City.

In his spare time, Lawrence enjoys playing golf and tennis and taking his 2 dogs on long country walks. As a football fanatic he loves watching both professional and non-league games, and has had a lifetime of pain and pleasure being a Blades supporter!

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