Last week, the General Board of the KWPN 'released' two of its directors: Johann Knaap (Breeding and Innovation) and Emiel Nijhoff (Operations and Communications), for non-specified reasons. Attempts to learn what preceded this course of action have, so far, been stonewalled. Dutch news services have suggested, however,  that it was a new broom sweeping clean, given that the vision of new KWPN chairman, Andries van Daalen, appears to be vastly different to his predecessor Siem Korver. Interestingly, the 16-year career of Johann Knaap with KWPN can already be read online.