David Koch

Host of Sunrise & influential finance journalist

David Koch - or 'Kochie' - is known to millions of viewers across Australia as co-host of Australia's number one breakfast show, Sunrise. His daily jokes are considered by many to be a must have every morning. A sought after speaker on business and finance issues, David was voted as one of the ten most influential people of all times in the Australian financial services industry in a survey conducted by Money Management.

With a 27-year career as one of Australia's leading finance journalists and commentators, David's knowledge of money and business is extensive. He has had several finance-related career highlights including; founding Personal Investment magazine, launching Money magazine in the United Kingdom, and founding Australia's biggest-selling small business magazine My Business.                     

Prior to Sunrise, he was the Seven Network's Finance Editor, and hosted the daily Sky Business Report on Sky News Australia.

For a decade, David presented A Minute on Your Money and A Minute on Your Business. His 60 second tips aired on more than fifty radio stations around Australia.

David is the author many books including 101 Ways to Survive 2009, Your Money and Your Life, Kochie's Best Jokes (series) and Strap on the Parachute: Starting and Thriving in Small Business. With his wife Libby as co-author he has written  I'm Not Made of Money; A Parent's Guide to Teaching Your Kids about Money and Kochie's Guide; Smart Couples Start with Nothing and Create Real Wealth and A Woman's Guide to Going it Alone. With his daughter Samantha he has co-authored The Teenager's Guide to Money, The Teenager's Guide to Part-time Jobs and Leaving Home - the Ultimate Guide.

David has a strong interest in small business issues and was a director of the NSW Small Business Development Corporation for eight years, after being appointed at its inception in 1996. David is also the host of Australia's most popular small business TV program My Business and a highly sought after speaker on business and finance issues.

David Koch speaks about:

  • Business and Technology
  • Personal Finance
  • Investing for a Sound Future
  • Success in Small Business

Client testimonials

Your knowledge of the industry and it’s people, combined with your humour and professionalism added a new dynamic to the role of MC at the National Convention.

Financial Planning Association of Australia.

Thank you for your outstanding presentation and moderation at yesterday’s Chamber lunch. As always your preliminary speech was insightful, pertinent and very well received by the audience. Your ability to incite the audience during the question and answer session is unsurpassable.

Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce.

A very informative and well humoured talk on what could have been an otherwise mundane subject: tax!

Foreign Exchange Association Of Australia