Mark Pearson Mark Pearson. Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Excelsior Safeguarding a ‘not for profit’ Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) I am CEO of Excelsior Safeguarding, a ‘not for profit’ organisation established to provide effective help and support to vulnerable young people and adults affected by group violence, drugs and other forms of criminal exploitation. I previously served with Kent Police for 30 years; the last 5 years of my service was as the Lead Police Officer on the integrated services Margate Task Force (MTF). I have advised government ministers, think tanks and director generals and successfully project managed a Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) funded initiative to drive innovation around gangs, drugs and criminal exploitation.