David Gotts founded International China Concern in 1993 to help abandoned children in China lead full lives. Three years earlier, the UK native had traveled to China for the first time through Youth With a Mission (YWAM) Hong Kong.
His visit to the Nanning Welfare Centre—a government-run welfare centre—opened his eyes to the horrible truths about China’s disabled. For two years he studied Mandarin so he could serve these abandoned children and young adults. Since then he has lived in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.
David provides oversight and leadership to ICC’s work both in China and internationally. He lives in Vancouver, Canada with his wife, Linda. They have two sons, Jamie and Kieran.