The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Spence as ICBA’s new Senior Vice President – Group Health and Retirement Benefits. In this portfolio, Mark will lead ICBA Benefits, the association’s wholly-owned group benefits business.

Mark has spent the past six years with GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions in Surrey, advancing from  Manager, New Business Development; then Director, Business Development; and finally VP – Business Development. Under his leadership, GroupHEALTH substantially grew its group premium business.

He has a demonstrated record of building and executing business plans, growing revenue, creating customer loyalty, and leading successful teams.


ICBA Benefits ( is one of B.C.’s largest third-party administrators of health, dental, life and retirement benefits. With more than 2,300 members and clients, ICBA works with companies ranging from single-person startups to some of the largest employers in Canada. ICBA’s insurance services was one of the key factors in ICBA winning the 2019 Reed Award for Best North American Trade Association.