David Gotts founded International China Concern in 1993. Three years earlier, as a UK native, he had travelled to China for the first time through Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Hong Kong.
David’s visit to the Nanning Welfare Centre — a government-run welfare centre — opened his eyes to the desperate conditions of China’s abandoned and disabled at that time. For two years, he studied Mandarin so he could better serve the children and young adults. Since then, he has lived in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, and Canada.
David provides oversight and leadership to ICC’s work both in China and internationally.