TWO years ago he hadn’t even heard of Swindon Supermarine but now Jez Webb is the club’s new chairman.

The 44-year-old was named as interim chairman Keith Yeomans’ replacement at Marine’s annual meeting last night following a vote, and has set out his vision for the future of the Division One South & West outfit.

Webb first became involved at Supermarine back in 2010 when Marcus Cook, a member of the committee that runs the club and a regular customer of Webb’s company, HJ Webb & Son, asked him if he would provide sponsorship.

A resident of Great Coxwell near Faringdon, Webb elected to sponsor the stadium in exchange for naming rights and has remained involved ever since.

The new chairman said: “I hadn’t heard about Supermarine before Marcus mentioned it, but two years on I was honoured to be asked to be chairman.

“The one thing that got me from the off was everyone was warm, friendly and welcoming, right through from the committee to the players and supporters.

“One of my main goals is to make people in and around Swindon aware of the club. I want them to know what quality football is played - just because it’s non-league doesn’t mean it’s non-standard.

“What I’d love to achieve at the club is more of a family atmosphere, I’d like to make it a three or four-hour experience on matchdays.

“I’m going to try and get the attendances up because I don’t think people know what fun can be had up there.

“I’m absolutely convinced that there are supporters out there that would love to come along and support us, especially if Swindon Town aren’t playing or have a long away trip, atlhough we’re not competing against them.

“It’s going to be difficult and won’t be a one-season thing, it’s going to take time.

“I just feel I’ve got something to offer the club and drive it forward, it’s more a case of wanting to help the club rather than the title of chairman.”

Webb, who has a 50 per cent shareholding in Shrivenham-based timber merchants HJ Webb & Son, will be supported by Yeomans who is to take the role of vice-chairman.

“I’ve got a hard act to follow because Keith Yeomans was 100 per cent dedicated to Supermarine,” said Webb, no relation of Marine boss Dave Webb.

“I’m delighted that he will be my vice-chairman as he will be invaluable.”