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

Deputy CEO

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

Centre 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

Head of Social Enterprise

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.

Lynne Urpeth

Fundraising Team Manager

Lynne started working at The Archer Project in 2017 as a Corporate Fundraising Officer following a career in Law. She now manages the fundraising team. Day to day she spends her time building relationships with businesses of all sizes in and around Sheffield and beyond. She also plans our fundraising activities. Out of work Lynne can be found spending quality time with her family, baking or creating something new in her home.

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

Administration Manager

With 8 years of Branding and PR experience, 6 years of Business Administration and CRM experience, respectively 4 years of Finance and Accounts experience, Diana joined The Archer Project in September 2021. As Administration Manager, her role will revolve around developing and streamlining the Project’s governance, HR, admin and finance processes, with a long-term focus on research and development. In her free time, Diana loves hiking through local woodland.

Bryony Wilshaw

Communications and Fundraising Officer

Bryony joined the Archer Project in 2021 following a period of working in Digital Marketing within the public sector. It’s Bryony’s job to make sure everybody knows what great work we do here, whether that's via social media or liaising with the press, she’s the charity's digital megaphone. In her spare time she can be found walking her dogs, or in the crowd of a gig.

Hannah Goulding

Fundraising Officer

Hannah joined the Archer Project in 2021 as a fundraising officer and has spent over four years in the third sector. Day to day Hannah can be found writing bids, applying for grants and planning upcoming fundraising activities. When Hannah isn’t working you can find her spending time with her young family or indulging in a Harry Potter box set.

Rebecca Russell

Project Mentor and Wellbeing Coordinator

Rebecca joined the project in August 2021, after working as an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor. She is the Project's Mentor and Wellbeing Coordinator, and supports our previously homeless clients to dream for their futures, understand their strengths, and reach their employment and wellbeing goals. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys writing, dancing, and cooking with friends.

Lucy Alexander

Progression Support Worker

Lucy joined the Cathedral 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.

Mark Rosstier

Positive Pathways Support Worker

Mark began volunteering at the Archer Project during the first Covid lockdown after working in education overseas for 30 years. He joined full-time in November 2020; it’s his job to help people with whatever day-to-day problems they face through being homeless. Away from the project he spends time with his wife and two kids and likes to hike and read books.

Suzanne Nimmo

Progression Support Worker

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.

Surriya Falconer


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.

Neil Riley


Neil spent over 35 years in NHS management concluding his career with 14 years as Assistant Chief Executive at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. He retired in 2016 but continues to work with Foundation Trust hospitals advising them on governance issues. He has a passion for social justice ,as a core part of his Christian faith ,and became a Trustee in 2017 and Chair from 2019.

Ian Brownlee


Ian Brownlee worked as a solicitor until he retired in 2015. After service in the Royal Air force and a master’s degree completed in 1982, Ian embarked on a legal career spanning more than 30 years in the public and private sectors, and as an academic at Leeds University where he rose to become Dean of the Faculty of Law. He also worked for 17 years in the Crown Prosecution Service in a number of roles in South Yorkshire and nationally. In retirement Ian pursues a variety of voluntary activities and hobbies and is still an active runner and hash house harrier. Ian has been a trustee and director of the Archer Project since 2017.

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.

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