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Nama: Who they are . . . .

:: FRANK CUSHNAHAN (74) is widely acknowledged as one of the most well-connected businessmen in the north, having held countless boardroom and advisory posts spanning nearly half a century.

A past pupil of St Malachy's College in Belfast, in the political sphere he is former director of the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister and he has also chaired OFMDFM's audit and corporate governance committee and the ministerial advisory panel to Stormont's Performance and Efficiency Delivery Unit.

He is a former non-executive member of the NI Housing Executive's audit committee. When the Nama scandal broke, Mr Cushnahan operated from a self-contained office unit in the Tughans building in Belfast.

:: RONNIE HANNA (56), a career banker, was named head of credit and risk when Nama was created in 2010 and was central to the team overseeing the Northern Ireland loans to be transferred out of the country's debt-laden banks.

He had worked with Ulster Bank in a variety of roles since 1980, latterly as its head of global restructuring group NI and prior to that head of credit risk. He is a graduate of Queen's University Belfast and a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers.

Hanna departed Nama suddenly in October 2014. At the time the bank said he was 'not leaving to take up a position elsewhere' but would have to serve a six-month notice period before joining another company. He registered his own consultancy company with Companies House exactly six months later.

:: JOHN MISKELLY (52), a property developer from Ballynahinch in Co Down - and who was once reported to be a potential buyer of Liverpool FC - built up a property empire thought to be worth more than £65m.

At the height of the property boom he had interests across Britain and Ireland, and in Belfast he owned the popular Ten Square Hotel behind the City Hall, which he bought in 2008 from Galgorm Resort owners Paul and Nick Hill for a reported £10 million.

He had several of his business loans taken over by Cerberus when it bought the Northern Ireland portfolio from Nama in 2014.

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