Corrigan lives in Golden Bay, in the South Island, with his wife Ruth and their two sons. He is a partner and manager of the family’s dairy farming business with his parents and brother Sam.
Corrigan is a graduate of Massey University with a Bachelor of Applied Science, was a former Consulting Officer with DairyNZ and a Farm Consultant with FarmRight, in Canterbury.
As well as managing the 400ha dairy farming business, Corrigan is Chair and Independent Director of the South Island Dairy Development Centre (SIDDC), which operates the Lincoln University Dairy Farm. He is also Deputy Chair of the DairyNZ Dairy Environmental Leaders Forum, an initiative fostering environmental stewardship and community leadership amongst New Zealand dairy farmers.
Farming practices that strengthen the integrity of the food produced is something Corrigan seeks to better understand. “How can we give our farmers better market signals about the value they are creating in their production systems, especially inside a large cooperative?”
The purpose of Corrigan’s study was to better understand how the pressure that farmers are experiencing impacts their decision making. These decisions underpin how food is produced – important to society, and especially for countries like New Zealand that relies on the prosperity earnt through exporting food.
2014 – present
Owner & Farm Business Manager at Uruwhenua Farms Ltd
2022 – ongoing
LIC farmer elected Director
2020 – ongoing
Sustainability Panel Member at Fonterra
2015 – ongoing
South Island Dairy Development Centre (SIDDC)
Chair of the Board, Independent Farmer Director
Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme
Bachelor of Applied Science, Majors in Natural Resource Management and Agriculture, Massey University, Palmerston North