Mr Rigney is a proud Ngarrindjeri man from South Australia and is the Chief Executive Officer of the notfor-profit organisation KWY Aboriginal Corporation.
Mr Rigney was appointed an Our Watch ambassador in May 2022. He is passionate about engaging with men on how they can challenge disrespect towards women. He wants to see an increased awareness of how gender and racial inequality and the ongoing impacts of colonisation contributes to the higher rates of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Mr Rigney is a representative on the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Childhood Strategy and is on the board of Child and Family Focus SA – the South Australian peak body for Child and Family well-being.
Mr Rigney is a member of the Department for Correctional Services, Aboriginal Reference Group. He is also a member of Specialist Homelessness Services Sector Reference Group, representing key homelessness areas including Aboriginal, youth and domestic and family violence.