Cushnahan was educated at the Belfast grammar school St Malachy's College.
Belfast Harbour Commissioners
Housing Executive and Red Sky
Cushnahan was a non-executive member the audit committee of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive before resigning in March 2007. In April 2007 became chairman of the Red Sky Group, a company which had maintenance contracts with the Housing Executive. The Northern Ireland Audit Office later said his involvement in negotiations to resolve overcharging on these contracts was 'totally unethical and could and should have been avoided'.
Maze Development Board=
- Frances McDonnell, Frank Cushnahan was never short of ‘vision’ when it came to his own career, The Irish Times, 17 July 2015.
- John Manley, Business - New man at helm facing stormy spell in harbour, Irish News, 8 December 2006.
- Suzanne Breen, How big a leap of faith is Paisley's party willing to take?, Sunday Tribune, 8 October 2006.
- HAYES SHOT TO THE TOP; RED SKY BOSS'S RISE TO FINANCIAL BIG LEAGUE Boss of Stormont row firm was Man U reject who became a business winner, Sunday Life, 14 July 2013.