Corey Wingard MP was elected to the South Australian Parliament as the Member for Mitchell in March 2014. Following the 2018 State Election Corey was re-elected to the new seat of Gibson and became Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services and Recreation, Sport and Racing.
After first entering the Parliament in 2014 Mr Wingard was appointed Shadow Minister for Transport and Road Safety, a role which he served for 18 months before becoming Shadow Minister for Small Business, Manufacturing and Innovation, Cost of Living and Automotive Transformation. In January 2017 those roles were consolidated to Shadow Minister for Industry, Sport, Recreation and Racing.
Corey was born in South Australia and grew up in Oaklands Park and Brighton, suburbs that now form the electorate of Gibson. He attended Brighton Secondary School before studying at the University of South Australia. During High School and University, Corey played football locally and worked part time at Westfield Marion.
Before entering the Parliament Corey worked as a journalist, firstly at Channel 9 in Sydney and Melbourne and later, in the Adelaide newsroom of Channel 10. While in the media Corey produced and hosted a football show and a number of other major events including the AFL, IPL cricket and Delhi Commonwealth Games.
Corey is an active member and proud supporter of a range of local community and sporting groups within the electorate of Gibson and the broader community.
Corey is married and has four children.
We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal peoples as South Australia's first peoples and nations, we recognise Aboriginal peoples as traditional owners and occupants of land and waters in South Australia and that their spiritual, social, cultural and economic practices come from their traditional lands and waters; and they maintain their cultural and heritage beliefs, languages and laws which are of ongoing importance; We pay our respects to their ancestors and to their Elders.