Simon Chesterman Biography – Simon Chesterman Wiki
Simon Chesterman is a New Zealand media entrepreneur and the publisher of Metro Magazine, Auckland’s authority on dining, art, society, schools and property. Chesterman acquired Metro in 2020. He registered Metro Media Group Ltd on July 9, 2020.
Chesterman is one of the founders of the rugby streaming service RugbyPass, which was sold to Sky TV for $40 million in 2019.
Simon Chesterman Sonia Gray
Auckland entrepreneur Simon Chesterman is married to Sonia Gray, presenter and actress. Chesterman and Gray were married in April 2012. Their wedding was was a very unconventional “wedding” at the historic St Matthew’s in the City Anglican church in Auckland’s Hobson St. One attendee told the Herald on Sunday the pair had a civil union performed, rather than a wedding.
The Lotto presenter and former Shortland Street actress gave birth to twins in 2009 in dramatic circumstances – she suffered severe haemorrhaging. Chesterman proposed to Gray in hospital, surrounded by doctors and nurses.
Chesterman held the Metro Restaurant Awards in September 2022. His wife, Sonia Gray, took to Instagram on 26 September 2022, writing: “My husband Si held the Metro Restaurant Awards last week AND released a new issue of Metro Magazine! He almost had a nervous breakdown in the process…but what a triumph!”
“Congrats to Supreme Winner @eat.at.alma and to the entire restaurant industry in Tāmaki Makaurau for weathering the storm of the last 2 and a half years and emerging bigger, brighter and more delicious!”
Simon Chesterman Family
Chesterman shares twin daughters Inez and Thandie with his wife Sonia Gray, Lotto presenter and former Shortland Street actress.