Founder

David Gotts

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 that time, he has lived in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, and Canada.

David provides oversight and leadership to ICC’s work both in China and internationally.

International Board

The International Board provides overall guidance and governance for ICC’s work in China and around the world.

Dale Weathington

Board Chair

“I am inspired by the hope and joy that ICC brings to the children and adults in its care.”

“I still vividly remember my first trip to ICC, back in 2011, the unforgettable experience of holding a little girl who had recently been abandoned because she was missing her right arm. I remember the love she was given by the staff and the hope that came with becoming part of the ICC family. I remember returning to Hengyang six months later, looking forward to holding her again, only to discover that she had been given a Forever Family (adopted)…what joy! It was in that moment that I realized the full impact of ICC’s work, that ICC is all about changing lives of the “least of these”, bringing love, hope, and opportunity to those that can’t help themselves. A young girl’s life had forever been changed because of the works of ICC.”

Lyndel Clancy

Australia

“I am inspired by the incredible changes in the lives of those in the care of ICC since I first stepped foot in the Changsha Welfare Centre in 1995. Not only do the children and young adults have LIFE – they have FULLNESS of life! I am also inspired by our staff, both local and international, for their dedication, commitment, genuine love and their selfless sacrifice in bringing love, hope and opportunity to hundreds of lives. I love the ICC story!”

Stewart Evans

UK

I am inspired by seeing Faith in action. The children and young adults inspire me to serve in Faith, and in doing so I receive far more in return. This reciprocal response means that many years later I am still inspired, motivated and blessed to be involved.”

Andrew Gardener

Hong Kong

“I am inspired by the joy and generosity that is so evident in each of the children and young adults I meet in ICC’s family. I remember this one time when a little girl with Down syndrome saw me enter a room and with a huge smile stretched out her arms for me to give her a hug.  As I held her in my arms I realized the opposite was true – she didn’t want to receive a hug, she wanted to give a hug.  Her delight and generosity of love will always remain with me.”

Thomas Lim

Singapore

“I am inspired by the transformation I witness in the children who have grown and developed under the diligent care of our ICC staff across all the projects.”

Janet Conroy

Board Chair of Australia Office

“I am inspired by the love and devotion that I have seen grow in the local staff for our children, a real caring love as if these children are their own. They celebrate their successes and share the pain of their disappointments giving real love, hope and opportunity. And the children themselves inspire me as they demonstrate a desire to give love as much as receive it from me, a desire to reach out and touch the lives of those around them.”

Michele Harris

Board Chair of USA Office

“I am inspired by ICC’s ability to sow the seeds of regard within the children and young adults they love and care for, the welfare officials they respect and work beside, and the caregivers they train and mentor.  We all must scale the mountain of regard from the bottom where society sees the individual with a disability as an embarrassment and burden, through learning to care for their needs, desire their highest level of well-being, and feel pride in their accomplishments, to the top where we see every individual as a unique and powerful piece of God’s image.”

Evan Miracle

Board Chair of Hong Kong Office

“I am inspired by what our children can teach us about the specialness of every human life and the possibilities for joy and hope!”

Ruth Smith

Board Chair of UK Office

“I am inspired by the love that ICC’s children show to each other. Despite having nothing, they are able to share everything. To watch the young people in the group homes come together as one new family and to be able to care for each other and to help each other when times are tough or when tasks are physically impossible is truly inspiring.”

Kerry Tse

Board Chair of Canada Office

“I am inspired by the dedication of our people to our mission and how God continues to work out his plan to provide for the disabled and abandoned in China.”

International Operations

The International Operations Leadership Team provides overall strategy and support for our new network of National Offices around the world that work to raise awareness and funds for ICC.

Peter Maize

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Peter Maize brings more than 15 years of experience working with non-profits in China.  Previously, he was the China Regional Director, overseeing operations for an international organization for 10 years.  He also worked with groups engaged in poverty alleviation projects in the Philippines and Africa.

Geoff Hall

Pastoral Care Director

Trent Frecklington

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Krim Chan

Marketing and Communications Director

Ian Dobson

Sponsorship Manager

Sylvia Soon

Short Term Teams Manager & Executive Assistant to Founder

China Operations

The China Operations Leadership Team provides overall strategy and management for ICC’s work in China.
Responsibilities include coordinating the international volunteers, liaising with the local government officials and departments, providing training and management for the day-to-day operations of ICC’s care facilities.

Kyla Alexander

China Operations Director

Kyla has lived in China and worked with ICC for 17 years.  Kyla spent the first two years in China studying Chinese at university in Changsha.  In 2006, she led a team to establish the Hengyang Spring Project and managed this project for 6 years before handing it over to a local project manager.  She has been the China Operations Director since 2012, leading the work in China.

Chen Cai Yan

Director of China National Office

Chen Cai Yan worked for ICC since the start of the Changsha project in 1997 until 2007, serving in various administrative and management positions.  Cai Yan then left ICC for several years to raise her family, returning in 2016 to work as the Director of our China National Office, taking responsibility for publicity and fundraising for ICC in Mainland China.

Changsha

Li Ming

Changsha Area Manager

Joan Sun

Changsha Project Manager (Community Outreach Project)

Karen Lee

Changsha Community Group Homes Manager

Karen Norman

Project Manager

Andrew Inkpen

Changsha International Team Logistics Coordinator

Darcie Inkpen

Early Childhood Education Teacher

Hengyang

Ci Ci Xiao

Hengyang Project Manager

Alison Kennedy

Therapy Manager

Hilda Pang

Hengyang Visitors and Teams Coordinator

Donna Laurie

Youth Worker

Network of Offices

Our network of offices around the world works to raise awareness and funds for ICC. Each office in that region enables donors to connect with ICC and provides a base for people interested in participating in short-term teams or long-term volunteering.  They reach out to their own area to grow the organization.

ICC Australia

Board Members

  • Janet Conroy (Chair)
  • Ian Sigsworth (Vice-Chair)
  • Justin Anemaat
  • Brian Tidmarsh
  • Claire Watson
  • Graham Young
  • Christy Yu

Staff Members

  • Doug Lyte (National Office Director)
  • Christina Turnour (Office Admin)
  • Hailey Cong (Development)
  • Rod Nicholls (Development)
  • Jessie Zhao (Development)

ICC Canada

Board Members

  • Kerry Tse (Chair)
  • Millie Chan (Vice-Chair)
  • Francis Chung (Vice-Chair)
  • Gideon Leoganda
  • Rich Mills

Staff Members

  • Denise Mosawi (Executive Director)
  • Karen Chu (Office Admin)
  • Maggie Kum (Finance)
  • Marissa Barrie (Development)
  • Sunnie Pei (Development)

ICC Hong Kong

Board Members

  • Evan Miracle (Chair)
  • Emilie Banfield (Vice-Chair)
  • Anne-maree Allen
  • Mina Chung
  • David Gotts
  • Anna Gardener
  • Wallace Leung
  • Damian Rhodes
  • Trevor Smith

Staff Members

  • Daphney Fernandes (Office Admin)
  • Gita Kishore (Admin)
  • Daisy Wong (Development)

ICC Nederlands

Board Members

  • Rens Bravenboer (Chair)
  • Vibeke Pronk
  • Sylvia van der Putten

Staff Members

  • Vibeke Pronk (Admin)
  • Sylvia van der Putten (Finance)
  • Vacant (Development)

ICC UK & Republic of Ireland

Board Members

  • David Gotts  (Lifetime Honorary Member)
  • Ruth Smith (Chair)
  • Linda Lineham (Vice-Chair)
  • Richard Hubbard
  • John Raines
  • Andy Pestell
  • Kati Simpsom

Staff Members

  • Judy Elliott (National Director)
  • Phillip Worth (Finance Officer)
  • Beth Bray (Administrator)
  • Rebecca Pearey (Fundraising Officer)
  • Allison Davies (Volunteer Communications Officer)

ICC USA - American Friends of ICC

Board Members

  • Michele Harris (Chair)
  • Sylvia Leong
  • Richard Relyea
  • Ken Smith

Staff Members

  • Tracy Imbach (National Office Director)
  • Vicky Reardon (Lead Administrator/ Short Term Teams)
  • Kim Cancelosi (Development Coordinator)
  • Jessica Pugh (Communications Specialist)
  • Erin Schmidt (Adoptive Families and Sponsorship Coordinator)