Mark Pearson Mark Pearson. Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Excelsior Safeguarding a ‘not for profit’ Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) Excelsior Safeguarding was established to provide effective help and support to vulnerable young people and adults affected by group violence, drugs and other forms of criminal exploitation. Mark previously served with Kent Police for 30 years; the last 5 years of service was as the Lead Police Officer on the integrated services Margate Task Force (MTF). Mark has also 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.