Meet the team

Aswanley-154Jack & Sarah Ingleby: Head of Operations and Farming Enterprise

Jack was brought up on Aswanley where, as a child he helped his father with their flock of 800 sheep and 250 head of beef cattle, driving machinery at any opportunity. A natural mechanic, he took an Engineering and Business degree at Oxford Brookes University and went on to work for rally teams including Prodrive and Tuthills Porsche before recently taking over the reins at Aswanley. We keep a lot of balls in the air … the farm, the holiday cottages, and events. Farming has changed so much. We used to look after 250 cattle in The Steading, now we look after 250 wedding guests! We love it when we hear what a great time guests have had at Aswanley. It makes all the hard work worthwhile.”


Aswanley-84Rachael Ashley: Wedding and Events Manager

Rachael is the first point of contact for Aswanley clients. Born and bred in Cumbria, Rachael has a Geography degree from Glasgow University and has been living in Glass for many years. A natural, but easy going, organiser she previously worked in customer service, charitable and corporate events and landmine clearance in Cambodia! ‘The most important thing is that the bride and groom have a fantastic day. It’s too easy to start to stress about the small details and that is where I come in. I can offer advice throughout the wedding planning process, as well as being on hand to ensure everything is in place on your day.’

Aswanley-150- websiteClaire Morrison: Wedding and Events Assistant

Claire is a fantastic addition to our weddings team at Aswanley, having been married here herself in August 2023! Claire originally trained as a Beautician and her recent background is in Nursery Management, where she became an expert in corralling unwieldy crowds – a perfect skills for wedding co-ordination.  Claire is super enthusiastic, positive and LOVES weddings! Her experience of getting married at Aswanley, combined with her person-centred approach and organisational strengths is the perfect balance for a support role in the wedding industry. Claire works part-time, but definitely puts her all into the time she does spend both in the office and running the wedding day.


Alastair_RauscherAlistair Rauscher: Farm Manager

“Al”, as he is known by everyone, is Aswanley’s “hands-on” farm manager and jack of all trades. Al helps plan farm operations with Jack and handles everything from tree felling to building repairs. Al has worked on farms in New Zealand, managed a hunting lodge in Canada and run his own woodland management business. “What we do here is more than farming in the traditional sense”, says Al. “We are really managing land and buildings to maximum effect.” 


Aswanley conservation 220Sandy Robson: Shepherd and in hand Farm Manager

Long-time Aswanley stalwart Sandy handles the livestock side of the farming. He can often be seen out late at night with his wife Carol ensuring the flock are in great shape. His shepherding skills are second to none. We have 350 breeding ewes, which lamb outdoors in May – similar to the New Zealand system – and are ready to go to market in the autumn.