Puma Property Finance appoints new Head of Healthcare

Puma Property Finance has announced that Tony Throp has been appointed as the business’s first Head of Healthcare. This new role reflects Puma’s longstanding and continued commitment to the healthcare sector, supporting the development of much needed high-quality care homes and associated social infrastructure across the UK.

In the newly created role, Tony will be charged with expanding Puma’s current healthcare lending franchise, which counts amongst its existing clients a number of the UK’s leading care home developers, including LNT, Angela Swift and Newcare. Tony has been instrumental in growing Puma’s healthcare lending business since joining in 2012 and has helped to facilitate the supply of over 2,300 care beds in underserved areas, with a total value of over £500m, through development loans.

Tony has over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector, with previous roles at RBS and in the Debt Advisory and Corporate Finance teams at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.


Our business has grown substantially in recent years and our longstanding support of the healthcare sector has been a major part of that success story. "Tony is widely recognised as a leader in his field, and his appointment as Puma’s first Head of Healthcare is a recognition both of his efforts in building our healthcare franchise, and our commitment as a business to continue investing in this vital sector in the years to come. I wish him every success and look forward to the growth he will surely deliver.

Paul Frost, Managing Director of Puma Property Finance


Puma is committed to supporting and encouraging the development of high-quality healthcare schemes all across the UK. As life expectancy and the demand for good quality homes increases, the supply of new care beds is still not keeping pace with this growing need. We understand that well-designed developments offer long-term benefits, so I’m excited to step into this new role and continue to deliver future-proof schemes alongside trusted development partners.

Tony Throp, Director and Head of Healthcare