Kate Temby
Survivor 2017 Bio Kate
Contestant Profile
Hometown: Melbourne, Victoria
Occupation: Financial Executive
Survivor Career
Version: Australia
Australian Survivor (2017)
Tribe(s): Samatau
Finish: 22/24
Challenge Wins: 4
Votes Against: 7
Days Lasted: 9

Kate Temby is a contestant from Australian Survivor (2017).

During Kate's time in the game, she found herself, along with A.K., Mark H., and Tessa on the outside of a seven person alliance on Samatau. With help from A.K., who was peeved at Kate for thinking he'd work with her and Tessa to vote Tara despite never talking to him until Day 9, the alliance was to split the vote 4-4 between her and Tessa, and ultimately vote out Tessa, but Mark H. flipped on the girls and voted for Kate, voting her out 5-4-2.


Retrieved from

Name (Age): Kate Temby (47)[1]
Tribe Designation: Samatau
Current Residence: Victoria
Occupation: Financial Executive

Kate is a successful businesswoman who has lived all over the world, including Västervik in Sweden, Toronto, New York and now Melbourne.

After recently resigning from a 17-year career with a global investment bank, where she managed and lead teams of over 50 people, Kate is now looking for her next career opportunity and wanted to try surviving on an island for 55 days in between.

"I love to do the unexpected, and many will think it is quite unexpected for me to go away for a couple of months on a remote island. Those that know me well, however will not," she said.

"I am forever curious and eager to explore new opportunities. It's very important to me to actively participate in life, to be brave and compassionate, all of which is vital in the game of Survivor."

Kate wants to be a role model for young women, especially her children, who helped her apply for the series.

"My children helped me produce my audition video. Olivia believed in me and inspired me to go outside of my comfort zone. As a parent it is important to not only teach values, but to be a strong role model. I want to show my children the power of being brave and reaching your dreams."

A very fit running and tennis enthusiast, Kate was a fan of El from last year's Australian Survivor. "She had a good balance of confidence with not too much arrogance. She was active in building relationships, showed compassion for others and was physically strong."

Kate had her own survival experience after hiking in Sweden where she sprained her ankle. "I was required to camp out with a friend by ourselves for the night while our party walked five hours back to civilisation to guide the helicopter to find us. Survivor will be a challenge but I face them head on."

Australian Survivor

During her time in Samoa, Kate was seen as one of the stronger female members of the Samatau tribe. Her game started to get a little difficult when Adam became paranoid that his alliance wasn't willing to confirm their loyalty. Kate tried to reassure him she was still with him, while Tara was offended and ultimately left the alliance. This would lead to Adam's vote off, leaving Mark H., Kate, and Tessa in the minority of Samatau. Kate and Tessa tried to convince A.K. to form an alliance with them, telling them that his current alliance only need him for the numbers and he won't go as far with them as they could with Kate's alliance. After losing the Immunity Challenge, Kate targeted Tara for flipping on the original alliance. Tessa tried hard at Tribal Council to convince Jarrod and A.K. to vote with her side, but the majority alliance stayed firm. Mark H. turned on the other outsiders and cast the decisive vote against Kate.

Voting History

Kate's Voting History
Episode Kate's
Voted Against
1 Samatau Tribe Immune
2 A.K. Anneliese, Tara
3 Tara A.K., Jarrad,
Locky, Mark H., Peter
Voted Off, Day 9


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