Having migrated from Zimbabwe with his family as a teenager, David went on to captain the Wallabies and Vice-Captain the Brumbies as part of a stellar rugby career in which he has been awarded for leadership on and off the field.
In 2021, David attended the COP26 climate summit and led The Cool Down campaign that saw over 470 Australian athletes from 40+ sports call on the Australian Government to lift its ambition on climate change. Upon returning home, he announced his run as the community-endorsed Independent Senate candidate for the ACT. After campaigning on a platform of integrity, doing politics differently and making Canberra count, David was successfully elected at the 21 May 2022 Federal Election.
He is involved in multiple small businesses and has co-founded numerous not-for-profit community initiatives in Australia and overseas, including with his wife Emma.
With a Masters in Sustainable Agriculture, David has a track record as a powerful advocate on issues ranging from climate to marriage equality.
See Senator Pocock at the 2022 Better Futures Forum:
Tuesday 6 September, 11.00am - 11.45am AEST | Panel Discussion: Steps to future-proof an ambitious climate agenda for Australia in the new energy economy