Have you met Mike Charlton?

Mike joins Marrickville Metro as it’s new Centre Manager taking over from Dean Young. Mike’s no stranger to the world of retail having been a Centre Manager across many of NSW’s centres including Leichhardt Marketplace, Westpoint Blacktown, Westfield Tuggerah and Westfield Hornsby and he also spent a number of years with Kmart Australia. Today we’re chatting to Mike to dig a bit deeper into what makes him tick and what he’s most looking forward to at Marrickville Metro.

What are you excited about since joining Marrickville Metro?
​​I’m most excited about launching the new extension of the Centre with our customers and looking forward to meeting our many exciting retailers.

What do you love about the Inner West?
The cultural diversity, the proximity to the CBD and the best of what Sydney has to offer, being one the most liveable parts of Sydney.  Also I love how the community focus on sustainability and are generally environmentally aware.

What’s your fondest memory of working in Shopping Centres?
I love celebrating Christmas in shopping centres where the place is buzzing with activity and excitement at that time of year.

What makes Marrickville Metro so special?
It has evolved with the times, and has the key retailers and services that meet the needs of the community.  

What’s your fave – sweet or savoury?
Savoury all the way

Coffee of tea or both?
Both are my vices, but in low doses.