SWINDON Town have appointed former Trust STFC vice-chair Rob Angus as the club's new chief executive officer.

Angus joins his boyhood club in a senior role after resigning from his position on the Swindon Town Supporters Trust board as well as his full-time job as a performance director at Nationwide Building Society.

In a statement released by the club that announced the news, owner Clem Morfuni said: "I am delighted to announce that Rob Angus will be the club’s new Chief Executive.

"I want a Chief Executive I can trust, has strong business and financial acumen, and someone who will connect with the local community and fans. And most importantly someone who loves our football club and is a real fan.

"Over the last three years I have worked closely with Rob and the Supporters Trust, and through that time he has illustrated to me that he has the care and passion for our club, knowledge of the local community, and the commercial and business skills and experience to drive our club forwards under my stewardship.

"I know that after 25 years of working in a great national but locally based business such as Nationwide - in a number of roles from Strategy, Finance and leading business lines - that Rob has some amazing experience and skills which will benefit STFC.

"Importantly, I know Nationwide has a great culture for its employees and members which is something that Rob is steeped in, and I am hoping he will help to spread that culture throughout the club.

"This will support our rebuild effort and encourage positive and supportive attitudes throughout, which I believe is an important foundation to help drive Swindon Town forward to success.

"Please support Rob and our new management team, I have complete faith that they are people to take this club forward but they’re going to need patience and time because they inherit an extremely difficult set of circumstances.

"As I have said before, if we stay united, if we all pull in the same direction then together with your incredible support together we will turn this great club around."

Town's new CEO is set to speak to the media in Thursday's press conference at the County Ground.