<Thomas Nowotny has been Austrian diplomat; private secretary to Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, senior political counselor to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Consultant to the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). He is "Dozent" for political science at the University of Vienna, and author of numerous articles and of several books. The last major one on the program and prosepects of European Social Democracy (Projekt Sozialdemokratie: überholt?? gescheitert?? zukunftsweisend??) has come on the market in December of 2016.

Thomas Nowotny lives in Vienna and is married to Ambassador Eva Nowotny.