David Koch, otherwise affectionately known by the public as Kochie, is one of Australia’s most recognised and respected faces.
Australians have been waking up with Kochie for over 15 consecutive years, as the co-host of Australia’s number one breakfast television program, Seven Network’s Sunrise. Within 18 months of Kochie commencing as co-host, the show saw viewer ratings grow to Sunrise becoming the leading breakfast show in Australia.
A survey conducted by Money Management newspaper recognised David as one of the 10 most influential people in establishing the retail financial services industry.
A Reader’s Digest survey found he is also one of the top 25 most trusted people in Australia.
Before Sunrise, David was a (self-proclaimed) finance nerd who studied to be an accountant, and started as a cadet on the business pages of The Australian newspaper before joining BRW magazine soon after its launch in the early 1980s.
David is one of Australia’s foremost business and finance commentators he still maintains his passion for money writing finance columns for a number of News Limited newspapers; including The Daily Telegraph and Herald Sun.
He is also the host of Channel 7’s TV program ‘Kochie’s Business Builders’ which is owned and produced by his own family company Pinstripe Media.
David regularly addresses a wide range of corporate events and groups. His specialty is speaking on success in small business and investment issues as well as providing practical tips. David speaks informatively from a base of personal experience and in depth knowledge of business and financial issues.
Port Adelaide AFL Club, Chairman since 2012, with the goal to steer the organization out of crisis and back on the road to sustained success both on and off the field. Since his appointment, Port has transformed the AFL landscape with their exceptional game day experience, fitness levels and supporter interaction – a benchmark for the league!
A supporter of Father Chris Riley’s Youth off The Streets with his wife Libby acting as a YOTS ambassador and director of YOTS Overseas Relief Funds, while also being the patron of the YOTS managed Koch Centre For Youth at Macquarie Fields