Since 2007, Dr. Ditz has operated a think tank on economic and policy called the Julius Raab Foundation. He is a member of the Presidium of the Austrian Business Federation. He was Chairman of the Board and President of ESTAG from 2004 to 2006, and President of ATec Industries in 2006. From 1999 to 2001, Dr. Ditz was member and speaker of the Management Board of ÖIAG, 1999-2001. He was Deputy-General Director of Post & Telekom Austria AG from 1996 to 1999, and Executive Director for the Finance Division and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs in 1995 - 1996. In 1991 -1992 he was the General Secretary of the Austrian Business Federation, and Deputy-General Secretary from 1988 to 1991. From 1984 to 1988 he was the head of the Department of Economic Policy, and from 1979 to 1983 was advisor to the Department of Economic Policy in the ÖVP Federal Party Leadership. Dr. Ditz lives in Vienna with his wife.