Chairwoman of the Social Democratic Party
Bundesparteiobfrau der Sozialdemokratischen Partei
Incumbent
Pamela Rendi-Wagner

since 24 November 2018
Presidium of the Social Democratic Party
StatusParty leader
Member ofPresidium
Executive board
Reports toBundesparteitag
SeatHaus Löwelstraße 18, Innere Stadt, Vienna
AppointerBundesparteitag
Constituting instrumentParty statutes
PrecursorChairman of the SDAPÖ
First holderVictor Adler
as Chairman of the SDAPÖ (1 January 1889)
Adolf Schärf
as Chairman of the SPÖ (15 December 1945)
Websitespoe.at

This is a list of chairpersons of the Social Democratic Party of Austria.

Social Democratic Workers' Party (SDAPÖ)

Portrait Name Took office Left office Notes Chancellor
Victor Adler 1 January 1889 November 1918 Karl Renner (SDAPÖ)
Karl Seitz November 1918 1934 Karl Renner (SDAPÖ)
Michael Mayr (CSP)
Johann Schober
Ignaz Seipel (CSP)
Rudolf Ramek (CSP)
Ignaz Seipel (CSP)
Ernst Streeruwitz (CSP)
Johann Schober
Carl Vaugoin (CSP)
Otto Ender (CSP)
Karl Buresch (CSP)
Engelbert Dollfuss (CSP/VP)

Social Democratic Party (SPÖ)

Portrait Name Took office Left office Notes Chancellor
Adolf Schärf 15 December 1945 5 May 1957 Karl Renner (SPÖ)
Leopold Figl (ÖVP)
Julius Raab (ÖVP)
Bruno Pittermann 8 May 1957 1967 Julius Raab
Alfons Gorbach (ÖVP)
Josef Klaus (ÖVP)
Bruno Kreisky 1 February 1967 October 1983 Himself
Fred Sinowatz (SPÖ)
Fred Sinowatz 1983 11 May 1988 Himself
Franz Vranitzky (SPÖ)
Franz Vranitzky 11 May 1988 January 1997 Himself
Viktor Klima January 1997 2005 Himself
Wolfgang Schüssel (ÖVP,)
Alfred Gusenbauer January 2005 8 August 2008 Wolfgang Schüssel (ÖVP)
Himself
Werner Faymann 8 August 2008 9 May 2016 Alfred Gusenbauer
Himself
Michael Häupl
(Acting)
9 May 2016 25 June 2016 Reinhold Mitterlehner (ÖVP)
Christian Kern (SPÖ)
Christian Kern 25 June 2016 25 September 2018 Himself
Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP)
Pamela Rendi-Wagner 25 September 2018 Present Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP)