Leadership Development International

We Are

A Korean kindergartner in Wuhan.
A growing family in Cairo.
A high-level executive in Qingdao.

At the global intersection of economics, technology, and politics, these individuals—those who are leaders and those who will be—influence the future of their communities, their countries, and the world.

For more than 30 years, we’ve provided leadership development services, including teaching, experiential learning, and family services, in China and around the world. These offerings lay the groundwork for the relationships at the heart of our work. It’s here we use our professional skills to impact people at a personal level and help them discover transformation—from the inside out.

Our Team

At LDi, we consider ourselves fortunate to be led by a team of forward-looking individuals who aren’t afraid of finding new and innovative ways to achieve our goals.

Mr. Martin Klopper


Martin grew up in Swaziland, South Africa, and the UK. In the UK he worked for a London-based international consulting company. Later he ran his own consulting, training and executive coaching company. He has lived in China on-and-off for more than eighteen years including nearly 5 years in Taiwan. 

Martin has served on the Boards of a number of organizations and has helped in organization change, turn-around and leadership succession situations. He enjoys being a part of the process of seeing individuals, teams and organizations exceed expectations of success, sometimes out of situations of failure. Before being named CEO in the Fall of 2014, Martin served as a Vice President in LDi responsible for LDiTraining.

Martin and Andrea have a child attending Tianjin International School and two living in the UK.

Dr. Scott Finnamore


Scott served with ISC from 1999-2010 as a principal at Tianjin International School, followed by 5 years as ISC superintendent. He is currently VP for Educational Services, where he focuses on new initiatives. He grew up overseas with parents who were educators. Scott’s passion is not only for serving international children and their families, but establishing private Chinese schools for Chinese children, as well as Chinese teacher training centers for Chinese educators. Scott and his wife, Angie, live in Tianjin along with their two children.

Mr. Dave McCurdy


David McCurdy serves as LDi’s Chief Financial Officer. Dave and his wife Kristen have been connected with LDi for more than 10 years and they reside in Tianjin, China with their children Katelyn, Anna and Ben. Before joining LDi, Dave worked in public accounting and financial/asset management, and Dave managed his own financial services firm, of which LDi was a major client. In addition to his CFO role and oversight of Finance, he also manages LDi’s other Corporate Services including IT, Marketing, HR, Mobilization and Recruitment.